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Old 03-14-2009, 06:43 PM   #1
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I wanted to brew this weekend and forgot to make a starter until this morning. This will be the first time I'm using washed yeast for a batch. I'd say there was about a 1/8-1/4" of yeast on the bottom of a pint mason jar. How long should I have the starter going to make enough yeastie babies for my 5 gallon batch?


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Old 03-14-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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I'm using some kolsch yeast today that I washed last May. I got my starter going on Thursday evening and it just started to krausen this morning. If your yeast wasn't that old, I would think washed yeast should take off pretty quickly.


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Old 03-15-2009, 04:54 AM   #3
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12-24 hours should be enough time.

I've had starters start in under 1 hour...really going at 2.
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You have almost 1/4" from the bottom, and if you have used the yeast recently it will start faster.

I would pitch it as is, or add just a small amount of starter -- that would get the yeast working. But keep it a small enough amount that you can pour the whole contents in the wort, because you don't have enough time to wait for all the yeast to flocculate into a nice cake.
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In a related matter... I combined all my collected washed yeast in one pint Masons Jar. It's roughly 1/4 full.

I feel like that is an adequate amount to pitch and it wouldn't need a starter (just get it to room temp).

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I think it would not need a starter. If it's been used in the past couple of weeks, it should take right off.
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OK, thanks!


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