Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Made stareter saturday and am brewing thursday, ehat do i do with it?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-17-2012, 01:45 AM   #1
benzy4010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,133
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Made stareter saturday and am brewing thursday, ehat do i do with it?

Just made a starter it's my second starter I've ever made. I Made a yesterday anticipating brewing today. I had to postpone brew day till Thursday. What should I do with my starter? It's just sitting in a cabinet

__________________
benzy4010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2012, 01:48 AM   #2
BBL_Brewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BBL_Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kokomo, IN
Posts: 3,695
Liked 418 Times on 292 Posts
Likes Given: 309

Default

Toss it in the fridge. Take it out and add a little more wort the day before you brew.

__________________
Slots Down Brewery
Stick with the plan....not the sparge.


Never Ending Liquid Yeast - How to Farm Yeast and Freeze it.

BBL_Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2012, 02:21 AM   #3
benzy4010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,133
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Still stir it every time I go to fridge?

__________________
benzy4010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2012, 02:23 AM   #4
benzy4010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,133
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Is it possible to make too big of a starter? Or add to much yeast to a beer?

__________________
benzy4010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2012, 01:23 PM   #5
B-Hoppy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
B-Hoppy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ohio
Posts: 1,268
Liked 126 Times on 101 Posts
Likes Given: 224

Default

If it hadn't already fermented out it's probably still slowly working in the fridge. It would have been better to have let it finish the job before sticking it in the fridge but I'd just leave it there and then like was said earlier, take it out a few hours before you plan to brew, decant and feed with some wort. You'll be good to go by the time you have to pitch.

__________________
B-Hoppy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #6
benzy4010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,133
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

When decanting yeast you just pour out the wort and use the yeast cake on the bottom Nd add new wort?

__________________
benzy4010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #7
strumke
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 344
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by benzy4010 View Post
When decanting yeast you just pour out the wort and use the yeast cake on the bottom Nd add new wort?
Yup. Pour slowly to leave as much of the yeast as you can, you don't need to get it all out, just pour off what you can and add clean wort. Not a bad idea to sanitize or flame the edges of the containers either before pouring.
__________________
strumke is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2012, 01:44 AM   #8
benzy4010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,133
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Does my starter look big enough.

__________________
benzy4010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2012, 01:44 AM   #9
benzy4010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,133
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

image-3205279720.jpg
__________________
benzy4010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2012, 03:08 PM   #10
strumke
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 344
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Depends... use www.yeastcalc.com to put in your (anticipated) starting gravity, the date of the yeast, the volume of the starter and the type of aeration and it will let you know by cell count. The big variable is the viability of the yeast to start with because unless you're using a microscope and stains, you can't really tell if you had 100%, 75%, 50% etc viability.

Looks like you have a ~700ml starter, which could be too low depending on the OG/SG, viability, and the type of aeration (use the calc).

What's up with the pink moscato?

__________________
strumke is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools