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Old 12-07-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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i forgot about a tub of liquid extract i had out in the garage and the temp here has droped well below 30 deg for a few days now.i couldn't imagine that it would harm the liquid but i just wanted to ask and see what others think



 
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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From what I have read; the water in the yeast will turn to ice and break the cell walls, killing the yeast. If the yeast liquid was glycol however, there is a reduce chance of the ice forming and allowing more of the yeast to live.

In this case, I would recommend a starter since you now have less yeast then when you started.



 
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:58 PM   #3
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It'll be fine. Worst that could happen is it cracks the container.

I'm surprised it would freeze at those temps anyway. I would think the freezing point of LME would be pretty low.

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:31 PM   #4
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I love when people provide an answer without reading the question. lol

It'll be fine, thaw it out and use it as you normally would.

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:42 PM   #5
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Lol, yeast in LME. ;0)

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:47 PM   #6
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From what I have read; the water in the yeast will turn to ice and break the cell walls, killing the yeast. If the yeast liquid was glycol however, there is a reduce chance of the ice forming and allowing more of the yeast to live.

In this case, I would recommend a starter since you now have less yeast then when you started.
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Lol, yeast in LME. ;0)
Your LME doesn't come pre-pitched?
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:56 PM   #7
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Your LME doesn't come pre-pitched?
You mean I've been Over-Pitching this whole time!!!??? Oh the humanity...



 
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