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Old 03-16-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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So I recently moved and noticed I have a white labs liquid yeast vial in my closet after moving, was in the fridge before. It's prob been out of refrigeration a few weeks at most. Yesterday I made a quick starter, very small though, and today I can't tell if it is dead or not. Bottom of container has a layer but not what I was expecting. Would yeast last out of refrigeration this long??

 
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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If the vial has been cool, and not subject to temperature swings, you should still have some viable yeast.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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Yeah I think there would be some viable yeast as long as its not to hot. Yeast live for months in our fermenters @ 70 degrees.

 
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:44 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, we will see what's happens maybe I'll throw in nutrient as well

 
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:11 PM   #5
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maybe you can check the gravity of your starter?

 
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:07 PM   #6
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shack the starter real good... you will see co2 come out of the solution if its working especially if you are not using a stir plate.

 
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