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Old 10-24-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default harvest yeast from a starter?

Once dry yeast is open it cant be stored. I dont like throwing away half a pack of dry yeast when doing small experimental batches. debating about making a starter with extra yeast and saving for next experiemental batch and save money.

Should i make the starter at a higher gravity? any downside to my thinking?


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Old 10-24-2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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I've done starters from US 05, kept them in the fridge for a couple months with no problems... got one fermenting right now actually.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:19 AM   #3
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You can make a starter but keep the gravity between 1.030-1.040. Remember you want to grow yeast without stressing them out in a high alcohol environment. When you are done just discard all the "beer" and pour the yeast slurry into one or several sanitized containers. I use old White Labs vials.
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