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Old 04-05-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default Frozen starter wort, how to prepare?

Should I just thaw in flask and pitch yeast or boil first? Thanks.


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Old 04-05-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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I boil first, but I'm not sure it's necessary. The bacterial load will be lower if you boil, but freezing will kill like 99.9% of the bacteria.


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Old 04-05-2012, 02:15 PM   #3
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Since you have to boil it anyway why not do it before freezing?
Personally I like to can wort but that is just me.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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Guess I should have elaborated. It's extra cream ale wort I couldn't get in my primary so I froze some thinking I'd use it for a starter.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:41 PM   #5
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i boil mine just in case and because most of the time is at higher OG than 1.040 so i have to dilut it anyway, i like freezing higher gravity wort, it take less space in the freezer
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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Boil it. I store mine in 2 gallon freezer bags. Who knows what is in them from the factory. Anyway, it can't hurt, and better safe than sorry.


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