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Old 03-26-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
Feb 2010
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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I have some german ale yeast sitting in a plastic coke bottle along with the wort which I collected from a purposely oversized starter. Is there any incentive for me to put it in a beer bottle and cap it to help preserve it? It's about 1 week old, and I think there's about 150 billion yeast cells in it.

I know its kind of a dumb question, probably, but with the coming of the hot weather (I live in GA and it's already getting into the 80s) and the lack of a LHBS (I have a hard time getting this kind of liquid yeast shipped to me) I want to keep my liquid sourced yeast alive for as long as possible.

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Old 03-26-2011, 09:36 PM   #2
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Pittsburgh, PA
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I dont think it really matters that much. You shouldnt really need to worry about oxidation since you arent going to really drink that starter.

Keep it in the coke bottle I say. Throw it in the fridge if you wanna keep it for a while.

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