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Old 12-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Starter from non-washed yeast?

So I made a starter 48 hours ago from a couple tablespoons of yeast cake from my primary. I did not wash the yeast. There is some dense matter on the bottom of my flask that wont suspend. When i pitch this in my next batch should i leave this unsuspendable matter in the bottom?

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Old 12-07-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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I guess that would be sort of like washing yeast. Might as well leave it in the bottom.

I'd wash it next time, its pretty quick and easy, and helps out.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:12 PM   #3
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I don't wash yeast. I found it to be a waste of time and I'm not alone. I like to reuse it soon enough that I don't even need to make a starter. If it's over a few weeks old a starter is all that is needed anyway.
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