I used a WhiteLabs yeast and made a starter, which turned out pretty good.
When pitched, the action started pretty fast, and it was bubbling like I have never seen before. So the starter method explained at the begining of this post was just great! Thanks a lot for sharing!
Now this brings a question. The WhiteLabs yeast I buy are almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the cost of a medium grain bill batch.
I would like to reuse some of the tubes I have from previous yeasts, and "replicate" one I just bought so I can reuse it, and cut down on my cost.
Please let me know if the following make sense:
1. Create a normal starter, eventually doubling it or even more.
2. Cold crash it to separate the yeast from the wort, and pour out a good part of the wort
3. Stir the starter and pour it in x number of WhiteLabs Yeast tubes, filling them to about 2/3, recap tight, and store in Kegerator/fridge
(Of course, all things need to be sanitized
How long could I keep this in the fridge? It would be kept around 4degs C. - in my kegerator.