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Old 01-24-2006, 02:14 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. I am completely new ro homebrewing, but will be making my first batch later tonight. I made my starter last night and the yeast are all over the bottom of my jar and ready to go. It will have been about 24 hours after I made the starter when I pitch it into the wort. Will the yeast still be ok and ready to go? How long will the yeast be good for in the starter? Just for referance, I'm making an American Amber with White Labs California Yeast. Thanks!

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Old 01-24-2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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Your yeasties will be good. No worries. I usually let mine sit for 48 hours before I pitch .

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No problem. Let us know if you need anything else.

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yep, it'll be good! just give it a good swirl prior to pitching to losen up the cake on the bottom and mix it up real well. this helps aerate the yeast too.

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How long will the yeast be good for in the starter?
Personally I think you're fine for even 72 hours if necessary, and if it's gonna be longer than that you can put it in the fridge until you're ready to brew.
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