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Old 08-31-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
Dec 2009
Syracuse, NY
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Haven't made a yeast starter for a brew in about 6 months or so. I still have the DME from the last one I made in a zip lock bag. If I wanted to use this to make a starter tomorrow would it still be good to go or should I buy some more DME to make my starter? I'm not really sure of the shelf life.

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Old 08-31-2010, 06:08 PM   #2
Feb 2009
Orange County, CA
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It will be just fine for making a starter. If you're worried about a flavor contribution you can always decant before pitching the yeast.

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Old 08-31-2010, 06:18 PM   #3
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Apr 2007
Washington State
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Use it it is fine. The shelf life is years - assuming it doesn't get wet.


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