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Old 11-09-2013, 02:32 AM   #381
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If a starter isn't quite done does it hurt to go ahead and put it in the fridge to drop the yeast?

I am brewing in the morning and would prefer to decant rather than letting the starter go over night and dumping the entire starter.

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I've done this several times with no ill effects. I have noticed that it doesn't take off as quickly, but 4 or 5 hours doesn't make much of a difference.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:02 AM   #382
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If a starter isn't quite done does it hurt to go ahead and put it in the fridge to drop the yeast?

I am brewing in the morning and would prefer to decant rather than letting the starter go over night and dumping the entire starter.

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If it's not done, it hasn't grown as much yeast as it would have. Whether that matters or not, depends on how many cells you needed and how many you have.
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:55 AM   #383
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Does it bother anyone else that the picture doesn't have anything about topping up to 800 ml in it? I think this probably ruins a lot of starters for some people.

I snuck in a step about that. I hope it helps people.

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Old 06-08-2014, 02:03 AM   #384
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Nice picture! Although, I personally don't prefer an airlock on my starters, as I like to 02 in their. I used to just use foil (not super tight), but mostly use a foam stopper lately. Might be good to have a step added about frequent shaking for good aeration or a stir-plate. I believe that plays a big part in the effectiveness of a starter as well.


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Old 06-08-2014, 03:10 PM   #385
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I never top up my starters. I just make a slightly bigger one than I need to account for boil off. It's such a small volume that cooling is easy so I don't see a need to top off.

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Old 06-08-2014, 03:16 PM   #386
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From a newbie, is DME essential for the first step or could you use LME? If so, would you change the ratios at all?

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No reason you couldn't. Dry is easier to work with I'd say. Here's a conversion chart http://www.jaysbrewing.com/2011/11/1...dme-lme-grain/

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