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Old 11-22-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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I understand that the most floculant yeast will drop out first. I believe that good beer is produced by selecting the least floculant cells within the culture to ensure they keep working until the job is finished, and I understand that no amount of time will drop out ALL the yeast cells, or we would never have any yeast cells to carb our beer.

Question: just began making starters. Once starter fermentation is complete, I plan to put it into the frige, then decant and pitch the slurry. How long should I allow for refrigerating once the starter completes fermentation in order to ensure I have a healthy crop of the least floculant yeast at the bottom of the container?


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Old 11-22-2011, 07:20 PM   #2
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I'm not sure which cells are more healthy, but I put my starters in the fridge for about 24 hours. That seems to be plenty of time to get a nice compact cake and avoid pouring off much yeast while decanting.


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Old 11-22-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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24 hours does a decent job, but I usually chill mine for 3-7 days depending on schedule and by the end of a week the starter wort is crystal clear, while after 1 day not so much.
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k. i'll try 24-48 hrs and see what I get. planninb on brewing this weekend, my starter is finishing out now.
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