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Old 06-06-2010, 11:44 PM   #1
Jan 2008
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I made a starter yesterday from some washed yeast I had and kept it in a growler overnight, shaking it wheneve I walked past. I had some equioment manfunci0ns today and never got around to using it. Can I save this yeast for another day somehow or should I just throw it out? I'd like to save it since it's my last batch of this yeast type I have saved. Any thoughts?

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Old 06-06-2010, 11:59 PM   #2
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Wash it and put it in the fridge for the next time. There's a procedure on here somewhere for washing yeast simply with water.

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Old 06-07-2010, 04:00 PM   #4
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Just stick in the fridge. It will settle out and you can decant the excess liquid from the yeast and just pitch the slurry. Should be perfectly good for a week or two.
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:01 PM   #5
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+1 on stick it in the fridge. yeast are not one shot wonders.

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