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Old 10-14-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
Feb 2011
Anderson, California
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I am presently unable to do up effective yeast starters for the next batch.
I have a Blonde ale on primary right now, with US-05, and I would like to utilize the yeast for my next batch. Could I harvest & wash this yeast, and then pitch within 24 hours, and still have a decent fermentation? I plan on a simple Wheat style thats within the same SG as the Blonde ale.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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I have had no issues with straight pitching (no starter) up to a month after harvesting.

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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Sure, if you keep everything sanitized and got right cells number you don't need starter.
It may have longer lag phase but yeast will eventually woke up.
We are only 10,000 years into beer... there are thousands of years left to go!
Things are bound to change!!

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