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Old 10-17-2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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I accidentally froze two vials of White labs yeast. Is it ok to use if I make a starter for each?

Will it take longer?

 
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:44 PM   #2
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If you make a starter and it ferments down, you are good to go. I would start with a small starter and build it up. It will have less viable cells, but you might have enough left.

 
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:51 PM   #3
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If you make a starter and it ferments down, you are good to go. I would start with a small starter and build it up. It will have less viable cells, but you might have enough left.
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But that sucks, let's hope you caught it JUST after it froze. Like netjunk1e said, make a starter and just give it a shot. There has to be at least a small proportion of yeast still viable
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:07 AM   #4
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Freezing liquid yeast is said to reduce the viability by about 10%. I dont therefore see a problem with it.

 
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