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Old 10-01-2012, 05:54 AM   #11
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Whoa, dude chill. Sorry if you thought that was being an a**, just trying to pass on another opinion and why I think it's valid. Everyone is always paranoid about their yeast sitting out warm in transit, etc. It makes sense to me not to let the starter sit out warm if it's done, and I seem to get good results this way. As I said, whatever works for you.


Edit: oh whoops, I see you changed your post. Sorry to be a "douche" then. And sorry OP, did not mean to hijack this into an argument. I think either way you'll be fine.

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:40 AM   #12
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http://beersmith.com/blog/2008/04/01...ome-brew-beer/

http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter6-5.html

http://www.mrmalty.com/pitching.php

There are many ways to go about it. Your plan sounds good, and just make sure to shake/swirl it every couple hours while you're awake/able. A starter of 1.040ish is what I'd heard was standard in books I've read, up to 1.050ish. I've done much stronger ones, in fact I've got one where I used extra wort from a Belgian Strong recipe and added 2 packs of Abbey Ale II to it (one of which was too old, damn LHBS selling me 4 month old liquid yeast). I let that one go 3 days. I'll put it in my fridge tonight and brew tomorrow afternoon/evening. There's a nice yeast cake on the bottom now and I'm gonna decant all but about a quart of it or maybe 2 quarts since I used a nice wort instead of extract.

Anyway, I think you'll be good with your plan. Just make sure you rewarm the starter before pitching to minimize yeast shock.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #13
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If I post a quote or video from someone else who works with yeast for a living who agrees with me will you apologize for being such a douche?
Still waiting for that quote.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:10 AM   #14
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Made the starter. Its about 1800 mL with 1.5 cups DME. I bought a "yeast starter kit" at my LHBS, MoreBeer. It seemed to go smoothly. Hope it works haha. I am planning on brewing Thursday. Is that too much time to wait to pitch? Almost 48 hours? I can brew tomorrow if needed, but prefer Thursday.

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Made the starter. Its about 1800 mL with 1.5 cups DME. I bought a "yeast starter kit" at my LHBS, MoreBeer. It seemed to go smoothly. Hope it works haha. I am planning on brewing Thursday. Is that too much time to wait to pitch? Almost 48 hours? I can brew tomorrow if needed, but prefer Thursday.
I have been told to pitch "12 to 72 hours" after making the starter. I doubt 48 would be a problem.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:04 AM   #16
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I just made my first starter too. I thought about using it after 24 hrs, but it was going CRAZY. It even overflowed a little bit through the foam stopper! Anyway, I started it on Friday and just put it in the fridge today even though there still seems to be a little bit of activity. Next step is to brew my beer on Thursday[my third batch as well ]

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Mine is going well so far. After swirling every 20 minutes or so (I had today off haha), it has formed an nice little krausen on top. Seeing as it was 103 today here, it was hard to keep it under 75 degrees in the house. But I think it should be plenty of yeast ot ferment my holiday/ Christmas ale.

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Mine is going well so far. After swirling every 20 minutes or so (I had today off haha), it has formed an nice little krausen on top. Seeing as it was 103 today here, it was hard to keep it under 75 degrees in the house. But I think it should be plenty of yeast ot ferment my holiday/ Christmas ale.
75F for a starter is totally fine!! Way to go.
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Still waiting for that quote.
Look in the 2nd url of the post above yours... Step 6. Now **** off :-)
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http://www.maltosefalcons.com/tech/y...-and-practices

This is a good read on the subject as well.
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