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Old 01-26-2011, 05:17 PM   #1
Nov 2010
renton, wa
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So I slapped and started my yeast yesterday in anticipation of doing a starter last night and brewing today. No such luck. Life got in the way and now I wont be brewing until Friday.

Can I just our out the slurry into my DME starter on Thursday as usual or becasue it already started in the slap pack it wont be any good and I need to buy a new pack?

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:25 PM   #2
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You're fine. The smack pack is just nutrients and a smidge of wort. Opening it doesn't actually do much to the's just useful for demonstrating viability.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:26 PM   #3
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starters are good anywhere from when they are at the peak of activity to 2-3 days after activity slows down, so you should be good. My info came from and is confirmed by personal experience, lol. Happy brewing.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:58 PM   #4
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I normally make my starters 3 to 4 days prior to brewing. I'd go ahead and make the starter now then use it on Friday as planned.

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