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Old 08-16-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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I just made a stater for the first time I placed it in a growler and put an air lock on top. I'm waiting for it to start fermenting, but I guess my question is If I don't end up using it to brew in the next few days is it bad? Do I just put the starter in the fridge and use it when I'm ready? How do I store it once it's fermented out, and will it still work?



 
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:29 PM   #2
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Yup, put it in the fridge and crash out the yeast and you will be good to go for about a week, if longer I would give it more food to restart it. Otherwise, when you pull it out of the fridge, decant the spent beer, and set on the counter to let the yeast slowly warm up to pitching temp while you brew.



 
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:53 PM   #3
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thanks

 
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:56 PM   #4
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Also you may want to remove the airlock and cover it with a sanitized piece of foil, or a sanatized foam stopper. The idea is to let as much air in as possible while limiting the amount of microbes that get in.

Also give it a good shake or swirl whenever it crosses your mind. You want as much oxygen getting into the wort as possible for the yeast to use in reproduction!
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:46 PM   #5
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I just shook it, when will I start to see some activity?

 
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:13 AM   #6
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the only activity I usually see in starters is a increasing yeast cake on the bottom. If there is ever a krausen it is short lived and I usually miss it!
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:14 AM   #7
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Thanks again



 
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