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Old 03-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
jpinetti
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So life interrupted. Went down into the basement today to find a siphoned Carboy from march 17th that I totally forgot about. My plan was to wash the yeast (wyeast 1056) and store but I forgot. It has been sitting at 66 degrees since then after it went through a three week fermentation on a hefe. Is this still viable and worth trying to wash and reuse? Dump?

 
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
gstrawn
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I think it's fine. I'd use it

 
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
jpinetti
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Also would add that I did place the airlock back in and it should not have been exposed. However, should it have been exposed, would this change your mind since any wild strains could have contaminated it?

 
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