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Old 10-15-2012, 03:50 AM   #1
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had to delay brewing till tomorrow. so i will be pitching starter at about 96 hours. starter was very active (blew off some and lost some yeast). i did not decant, starter is still at room temp. will be ok to just pitch at 96 hours? should i add dme or wort to starter?

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:59 AM   #2
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:01 AM   #3
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I would think it would be fine. If your worried you could always throw some more DME in worst case scenario you make more yeast.

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When you realized you weren't going to pitch right away, why not just throw it in the fridge?

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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I don't think it'll make a difference, don't people let starters go for a few days before using?

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When you realized you weren't going to pitch right away, why not just throw it in the fridge?
because the starter was still very active. didnt want to shock the yeast or kill any further growth
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because the starter was still very active. didnt want to shock the yeast or kill any further growth
If you were about to brew with it but then delayed, I'd assume it was done. If it's not finished, then you shouldn't be worried about he clock ticking on it being at room temperature anyway... so wait til it's done then put it in the fridge. No problem with leaving it out while it's still completely active.
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+1 one on all the above....put it in the fridge when it finishes and then decant the excess liquid.

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it pretty much finished off today, but im brewing today so ill be pitching tonight. i assume its best to just leave it out now (not enough time to decant). since it blew off and i lost some yeast should i boil some more dme and add it to the starter to get it going again and multiply some yeast?

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What kind of beer at what gravity are you putting it in and what size is the starter?

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