Starter tonight for brew on Friday - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Starter tonight for brew on Friday

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
Jubilee
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
Seattle
Posts: 158
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I'm assuming putting a starter (my first ) on the stir plate tonight is better than no starter at all for Friday morning?

I've read it's best to give them a full 48 hrs then chill to settle, but I'm running outta time!



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 10:37 PM   #2
GodsStepBrother
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
, Texas
Posts: 1,261
Liked 25 Times on 23 Posts


Yes, way better than nothing at all.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 10:39 PM   #3
mrduna01
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
Louisville, KY, KY
Posts: 870
Liked 25 Times on 23 Posts


You will pitch a smaller amount of yeast but still more than you started with. Go for it. I have pitched liquid yeast vials many times with no starter and had decent results so you will be fine.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 10:50 PM   #4
terrapinj
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 2,416
Liked 170 Times on 126 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by mrduna01 View Post
You will pitch a smaller amount of yeast but still more than you started with. Go for it. I have pitched liquid yeast vials many times with no starter and had decent results so you will be fine.
not necessarily true - very possible that the starter ferments out completely by then

the main issue IMO is not having enough time to chill and decant the spent wort but dep on size of the starter and style of beer it may not be an issue at all to pitch the whole thing

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 11:07 PM   #5
mrduna01
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
Louisville, KY, KY
Posts: 870
Liked 25 Times on 23 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by terrapinj

not necessarily true - very possible that the starter ferments out completely by then

the main issue IMO is not having enough time to chill and decant the spent wort but dep on size of the starter and style of beer it may not be an issue at all to pitch the whole thing
I stand corrected. I guess that a possibility and worst case scenario is that you pitch a smaller amount.t of yeast. Also consider though that the yeast, depending on the strain may not have time to fully floculate and if decanting first, may result in less yeast. Especially not having time to cold crash.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 01:22 AM   #6
oldschool
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
southern IN
Posts: 708
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


I never allow more that 2 or 3 days for a starter. I think I've heard Jamil say that there is little growth beyond 18 to 24 hours if on a stir plate. You may just need a little more time to decant. I like to make small enough starters (if I can) to just pitch the whole thing after 24 hours on the stir plate.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 04:54 AM   #7
Jubilee
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
Seattle
Posts: 158
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I'm brewing dennys wry smile ipa on Fri morning. 1200 ml starter is happily spinning as of 6pm tonight. I'll put it in the fridge tomorrow night.

Will it settle in about 10 hours?

...or just keep it spinning and pitch it all?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 04:12 PM   #8
terrapinj
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 2,416
Liked 170 Times on 126 Posts


i wouldn't bother trying to cold crash it and decant personally

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 04:20 PM   #9
kh54s10
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
kh54s10's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Posts: 10,364
Liked 1512 Times on 1244 Posts


I think I read on the Wyeast site that on a stirplate it should be done in 12-18 hours and there is no need to let it go longer.

I have done 2 and did not decant - in a few weeks I'll find out how they turned out.

Totally satisfied taste wise - not fully carbed yet - with my first 2 batches which I just pitched the packs - one dry and one smackpack.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 04:24 PM   #10
wildwest450
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Posts: 9,043
Liked 173 Times on 158 Posts


Your going to pitch 40 ounces of oxidized wort? I wouldn't.


_



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got a starter but can't brew - what to do!? fenners Fermentation & Yeast 13 08-09-2011 04:33 AM
Is it worth it to make a starter now if I want to brew tonight? natewv Fermentation & Yeast 10 04-22-2011 05:29 PM
cancelled brew day/ starter ? MikeM Fermentation & Yeast 3 06-12-2010 04:31 PM
Starter made early, brewing tonight... Burgs Fermentation & Yeast 4 03-27-2010 09:02 AM
Making a starter tonight - need help. jjacobs Fermentation & Yeast 21 12-13-2009 08:17 PM


Forum Jump