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Old 04-06-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
May 2008
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I made a 2.5L starter on Friday but I didn't get to brew as planned. I won't be able to brew until this weekend or possibly later. I know that a starter should last about 5-6 days but what if that's not enough? Could I maybe decant it and freeze it? What else might work? Thanks, Mike

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Old 04-06-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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Just put it in the fridge. To freeze it, you'll need to mix it with glycerine, but if you;re planning on using it in the next few weeks that isn't necessary.
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