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Old 12-05-2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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I will prob end up doing a starter or small batch anyways, so dont rip into me too hard if this is stupid.
I plan on making a 5gal batch of a 5% lager in the next 7 to 10 days. Usually for this I would make a starter, but im a bit busy right now and I always feel a 5 or 6l starter is just a waste of grain. I could make a small batch of something... but I dont really want to have to deal with an additional batch for 6 weeks and than bottle it (thank goodness for kegs). I was wondering if I could simply brew my lager, but than throw only 1 gallon of it on 50bill wyeast 2124 and keep the rest cold at fridge temperature. After 3 days I could add 2 more gallons and than add the rest after another 2 days. Is there anything wrong with this thinking? Has anyone done this? Will the beer go bad uninnoculated in the fridge for 5 days?

 
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:16 PM   #2
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How did this turn out?

 
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:35 PM   #3
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Did a starter instead. Feels like too much of an infection risk.

 
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:14 AM   #4
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I read somewhere that beer wort has some random bugs that grow in it if not fermented after a few days.

 
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:59 AM   #5
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Ya makes sense, boiling isnt sterilizing. You need steam and high pressure for that. Might work if you freeze it though.

 
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