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Old 03-24-2013, 08:22 AM   #351
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You're good. Just pitch it as is.
thanks for the confirmation.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:55 AM   #352
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If you used hops in your starter you could hope it was that. Did it finish before you refrigerated it?

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Old 03-24-2013, 08:59 AM   #353
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If you used hops in your starter you could hope it was that. Did it finish before you refrigerated it?
I'm not sure if it finished. It was on a stir plate for about 2 days but I didn't take a gravity reading to verify. Had to stick it into the fridge and run out. Hoping it's not mold.

I went ahead and made another starter with it in preparation for tomorrow's brew. It's going strong with a pretty thick later of krausen forming on top. I'll probably split some off and save part of it for another brew in the future.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:09 AM   #354
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Give it a go, what's the worst that could happen?

Probably just Krausen. I'd imagine on a stir plate for 2 days it would have fermented. Might wanna let it get up to room temp before you toss it in though.

You never did say if you used hops or not. If it's a healthy batch of yeast, it can beat the baddies though.

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:17 AM   #355
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Give it a go, what's the worst that could happen?

Probably just Krausen. I'd imagine on a stir plate for 2 days it would have fermented. Might wanna let it get up to room temp before you toss it in though.

You never did say if you used hops or not. If it's a healthy batch of yeast, it can beat the baddies though.
Nope. no hops except maybe leftover from what I washed and harvested from the first batch of beer. Seems to be healthy right now with it back on the stirplate so I have high hopes. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:00 PM   #356
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DB I just wanted to say thank you for this information. I have been brewing for a couple of years and waited way to long to start using Yeast Starters.
I have heard about doing this for a long time and what got me started was I got a bad yeast once. If I was using a starter I would have know it was dead before pitching. Thats what got me converted to this.
I got a starter going yesterday. It looked real good when I pitched it today and I checked it an hour and a half later and the airlock was already bubbling.

Thank you again.

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Old 03-25-2013, 04:46 AM   #357
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Give it a go, what's the worst that could happen?

Probably just Krausen. I'd imagine on a stir plate for 2 days it would have fermented. Might wanna let it get up to room temp before you toss it in though.

You never did say if you used hops or not. If it's a healthy batch of yeast, it can beat the baddies though.
So I brewed up a batch today and when I went to pitch I took a little whiff to see what it smelled like. It seemed to smell a bit on the sour side to me. It was 9pm and the LHBS was closed already...so I remembered what you said, "what's the worst that could happen?" and pitched it.

Hope that wasn't a mistake.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:22 AM   #358
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Going cross eyed trying to find the answers to all my starter/washing questions! Found a bunch, maybe a little help with the last couple?

Is it nessisary to chill and decant when stepping up from 1 to 2 liters or can I just throw some fresh wort into the container and let er buck?

Everyone says use dme, got it. Any reason not to use up a gallon of amber lme I've got laying around?

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Going cross eyed trying to find the answers to all my starter/washing questions! Found a bunch, maybe a little help with the last couple?

Is it nessisary to chill and decant when stepping up from 1 to 2 liters or can I just throw some fresh wort into the container and let er buck?

Everyone says use dme, got it. Any reason not to use up a gallon of amber lme I've got laying around?
Decant. If you add more liquid you won't get the desired 1.040.
Use the lme if you have it.
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Approximately how much liquid are we taking off the top of the starter?

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