I posted earlier about a liquid yeast that arrived here after 3 weeks in transit. I made a starter for it Friday night to see if I could use it Saturday night in a batch of dopplebock. Zero activity, nada, nichts, etc.
I'm a lazy fellow, and couldn't be bothered to dump it out, but I went ahead and made my beer with a packet of dried yeast.
Monday night (day 3) I took a close look at the starter and can see some tiny bubbles making their way to the top. You have to look closely, but they're there. Now I'm thinking since these liquid yeasts are suppose to be better, and I can't really get them in here due to transit times, maybe I should work on cultivating this yeast and preserving it for a future batch. The question is, what would be the best way to do this?
I thought about making another cup or so of boiled water & DME and adding the yeast fuel we've been discussing in the other thread. What suggestions do you all have? If that is successful, what is the best way of preserving it until my next lager?
The yeast was a wyeast lager yeast.