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Old 11-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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I made a yeast starter last night and wanted to step it up and didn't want to decant. If the vessel is large enough can I just add cooled wort into it without any ill affects? Or is it advised to decant? It was really old yeast that I wanted to take baby steps with so it's in a 4L flask and started with 1L of wort.

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Yes, that is a fine way to do it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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from what I've read (note.. never done it before) Decanting will get rid of the alcohol that is building up that may stress the yeast.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:17 PM   #4
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The amount of alcohol in a starter should be little enough to not stress the yeast at all, otherwise what's the point of making a starter? Decanting is nice when you have a 2 liter flask. If you have the means to just add new wort and don't want to decant, then I say go for it.

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick responses. I'm going to just add another liter tonight and call it good. Thanks again!

 
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