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Old 03-05-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Default Froze my WLP Yeast

It's been frozen for 24 hours. I was going to make a starter for tomorrow's brewing and discovered the yeast got put in freezer instead of refrigerator. My HBS is closed today. Should I go ahead and try to warm it and make a starter or just toss it and get more tomorrow?
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:58 AM   #2
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Make a little starter (200ml) and see if it is dead.
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Make a starter and if no activity by tomorrow, buy some more.
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Make a little starter (200ml) and see if it is dead.
What's the best way to tell for sure if their dead or not? put an air lock on a 22oz and watch for activity?
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Make a starter and if no activity by tomorrow, buy some more.
That makes the most sense. All it's going to cost me at this point is a little dme.
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In case this thread shows up in someone's search - I made a big starter (4 cups water & 1/2 cup DME) kept shaking it as often/much as I could. Pitched it about 12 hours later and it's bubbling away happily 12 hours after that. The only concern I now have is I'm afraid I may still have underpitched with an OG of 1.070. But we shall see what we see when we see it.
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