Originally Posted by Calder
I'm going to go against the collective wisdom here and say that you are probably fine straight pitching the yeast.
We cultivate yeast from bottles, many of which have sat around at room temperatures for months, occasionally years.
Yeast survives fine in starters and fermenters for weeks at room temperatures.
Yes, the viability goes down, but not much. Not having alcohol reduces the protection f=rom contamination, but of you sanitized well, you should be fine.
If you are confident in your sanitation procedures (containers and water), just drain off the water and straight pitch.
Hell Yeah!!!! Now that's what I wanted to hear!!
I'm a pretty lazy person so I wanted to save large amounts and pitch without a starter until I get stuff to do starters. I realize that I don't have to have a flask and stirplate to do a starter but I don't have any DME at all but I do have ingredients for another batch of beer.