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Old 02-07-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
Dec 2011
O'Fallon, Missouri
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How long will a starter stay good in the refrigerator?

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:35 AM   #2
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Montrose, MN
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a week or two and you should be fine. Any longer and I would feed it again.

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:49 AM   #3
May 2012
Inglewood, Ca
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Ive stored a starter for 2 weeks pitched without any issue. I cant comment on lag time as i wasnt around for the fermentation. It over attenuated but thats because it was summer with temps 80+ im sure

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Old 02-07-2013, 02:00 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Matthewjscott
How long will a starter stay good in the refrigerator?
This is not best practice, but I left a 2l starter in my refrigerator covered for more than 4 weeks. I decanted to 600ml stirred it up and pitched into 45 degree wort (I know, but it was cold out) - four days later in a room at 68 degrees I have fermenting wort, six days the wort is fermenting strongly.

By the way I made the starter from 6 month old yeast (white labs).


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