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Old 01-29-2010, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default 2 step starter?

Can I make my starter in 2 phases?...meaning I want to cook down the DME today, cool it, put in flask, cover with foil, then put it away for a day or two.
THEN oxygenate and pitch the yeast.

I want to pitch on Saturday or Sunday, but I'd like to cook down today because the wife complains about the stinky DME odor.

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Old 01-29-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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Thought about this myself. My reservations about doing this is it's not a sterile enviroment and that couple days might allow something else to take hold.

I prefer to just make a starter a few days ahead of time. The yeast usually drops out by the time brew day comes and I'll just pitch the slurry.
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