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Old 06-28-2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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I made a starter on 6-27 and a plane on brewing on 7/1. I'm not sure what to do with it. Should I just keep it on the stir plate until brew day, put in in the refrigerator or what. Please give some advise.

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Old 06-29-2008, 01:18 AM   #2
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If you made the starter from White Labs, WyYeast, or similar, then I'd put it in the fridge to settle. On brew day, you can pour off most of the clear liquid, and then pitch the slurry.
If you made the starter from a very small starter, or if you are brewing a large beer (either in volume or gravity), then you may want to step up the starter to increase the cell count.
With the stir plate, you really only need 16 - 24 hours for most brews. Add another 24 hours for each step if you need to step it up.

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