How can I save my yeast? It's in the starter right now.
I'm brewing today and have a starter that I prepared 2 days ago.
My question is, what's the best way to use this starter tonight AND save the yeast to use another time? I have another Erlenmeyer flask ready to go. Should I take a little bit of the current starter and make another starter with it, then bottle it? Do I use the sludge at the bottom of today's starter or the liquid? Help!
Use the whole starter to make today's brew, then when that's ready to bottle/keg/rack to secondary, see http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/yea...strated-41768/
There's no point in making a starter to increase the cell count, and undo all your good work by reducing the call count in order to make another starter.
There are only 10 types of people in this world. Those that understand binary, and those that don't.
How about this, for the next time I try it - if I make a starter 4-6 days before brew day, and 2-3 days before brew day I split it up and make 2 starters out of it, can I save that yeast if I stick it in a bottle and refrigerate it?