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Old 02-14-2013, 02:39 PM   #1781
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half pint jars instead of pint jars [...] I guess I will just have to use more then one of these half pints to do my starter.
You could do that, or you could just do a few hundred mL "pre-starter" starter a day before you make the real starter. It's actually not a bad idea to do this with any rinsed yeast that has been stored longer than a few weeks. IIRC, the "Yeast" book suggests that using a low-gravity (1.020ish) wort for this can improve results with borderline viable yeast.

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:36 PM   #1782
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How much will the hop profile from the previous brewed batch affect the yeast profile for the next brew session? Would it be OK to use washed yeast from an American pale ale (higher IBUs in the 40s) in a less hoppy blonde house ale (lower IBUs in the upper 20s) or should I try to stay consistent with the hop style of the previous brew session? I know that color and SG are important to consider in the next recipe used.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:42 PM   #1783
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How much will the hop profile from the previous brewed batch affect the yeast profile for the next brew session? Would it be OK to use washed yeast from an American pale ale (higher IBUs in the 40s) in a less hoppy blonde house ale (lower IBUs in the upper 20s) or should I try to stay consistent with the hop style of the previous brew session? I know that color and SG are important to consider in the next recipe used.
You might also consider checking out the link in my signature called "Yeast Harvesting: A Novel Approach?"
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:41 AM   #1784
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I am excited about starting to wash/rince my yeast. About 6 days ago I followed the instructions from here and boiled the jars and water and put them in the fridge overnight thinking I was going to bottle the following day. Well that did not happen and they are still in the fridge. Are they still okay to use for washing/rinsing the yeast or should I dump the water and reboil everything? Thanks in advance.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:54 AM   #1785
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I am excited about starting to wash/rince my yeast. About 6 days ago I followed the instructions from here and boiled the jars and water and put them in the fridge overnight thinking I was going to bottle the following day. Well that did not happen and they are still in the fridge. Are they still okay to use for washing/rinsing the yeast or should I dump the water and reboil everything? Thanks in advance.
As long as they are sealed tight I don't think you have anything to worry about.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:57 PM   #1786
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I made a 1.034 starter from some washed yeast yesterday and there are no signs of fermentation in the airlock nearly 24 hours later. I know that activity in airlock doesn't mean anything but there isn't enough wort to take a hydro sample. Any thoughts?

No krausen has formed yet. There are a few white dense clumps on top and I am hoping it is not an infection.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #1787
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Here is a pic of what is floating on top of the starter.
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Here is a pic of what is floating on top of the starter.
That's totally normal, the yeast is working. You seriously might appreciate my article here called "Yeast Harvesting: A Novel Approach?" It's about harvesting clean yeast from a starter. Cheers!
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That's totally normal, the yeast is working. You seriously might appreciate my article here called "Yeast Harvesting: A Novel Approach?" It's about harvesting clean yeast from a starter. Cheers!
So do you think I can go ahead pitch into my brew I am making tonight or should I let the starter ferment longer?

Also, I couldn't find your article but would be interested in reading it.

 
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So do you think I can go ahead pitch into my brew I am making tonight or should I let the starter ferment longer?

Also, I couldn't find your article but would be interested in reading it.
As long as your starter doesn't smell like burnt rubber, go for it.

My article is linked in my signature. Or you can search the Articles section of HBT... or click this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/entries/...-approach.html
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