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Old 10-16-2006, 02:09 PM   #1
Jun 2006
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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I brewed an american pale ale last night, i had the yeast I saved from my last batch. I "guessed" how much of it I should add, and I dont think I added enough. I accidentally left the rest of the bottle out of the fridge overnight. I was wondering if it would be a problem if I added the rest of the yeast now? I don't think its a problem, but just want to double check.



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Old 10-16-2006, 02:32 PM   #2
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I don't see any problem.
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:29 PM   #3
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As long as the bottle you left out was covered and did not have a chance to get contaminated, there should be no problem in adding it.
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:36 AM   #4
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I agree...if it was covered then you should not have any problems.
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:03 PM   #5
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Lessee, the yeast has been in a room temperature fermenter for weeks at a time, yet you worry about 16 more hours?

And, about a cup of the sludge from a primary is about right, no starter needed except to check if it's still alive at all.
So far, I've had more experience thinking than I've had brewing....you don't think they are mutually exclusive, do you?

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