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Old 07-10-2006, 08:40 PM   #1
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Hi, I was wondering how to keep alive a yeast culture, do I just hydrate it and put it in the fridge? thanks


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Old 07-10-2006, 08:51 PM   #2
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There's no reason to keep it alive (active) as you put it. Put it in the fridge to become dormant.

When you take it out of the fridge and make a starter it'll become active again.


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haha ok thanks, how do I make a "starter"? Is it just putting the yeast in some sugar water?
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haha ok thanks, how do I make a "starter"? Is it just putting the yeast in some sugar water?
a 'starter' is a miniature batch of beer (often sans hops). you brew it up a day or two in advance and put your yeast in it. when it's done fermenting you will have a LOT of yeast that you can pitch into your real batch.

look around at the sticky threads in the forums, you will find a FAQ on making a starter.

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