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Old 03-10-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Wort in carboy for 24 hrs before pitching

What are the chances of infection if the wort was allowed to sit in a sealed carboy for about 24 hrs before pitching the yeast?

I made my starter with some of the LME I used to make the full batch with and it needed some time for the yeasties to get working.



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Next time, if you have to choose between letting the starter ramp up and pitching without a starter, go with the latter. You'll have a longer lag time than had you made a starter ahead of time, but at least the yeast will be in the wort getting ready to roll.

In this case, though, don't worry---the chances of infection are minuscule.

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