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Old 08-20-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
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pulled out 2 vial yeast starter this morning for a 10gal. brew.

i closed the cap on the grolsch bottle momentarily to give the starter a quick swirl.

i forgot to re-open the cap and continued to brew

4 hours later i opened the cap and of course it exploded.

i lost about half the starter.

i bought another vial of yeast.

what should i do next??

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Old 08-20-2011, 06:13 PM   #2
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Feed what you have left to make up for the loss, and relax.

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i was going to add the new vial to the starter, wait 2-3 hours, then pitch. sound right?

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feed it with mor DME or add the new vial to what is left of the starter?

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feed it with more 1.030 dme wort.

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There's no reason to waste the other vial of yeast, that's why we're all saying just feed your current starter some more wort. You'll grow all the yeast you'll need.

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thanks. im sure it will be fine

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