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Old 09-08-2008, 12:53 AM   #1
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I bottled a hefeweisen last monday and dumped the trub into this santitized mason jar. I wasn't sure what to do next, so I did nothing. This has been on the counter all week with a loose lid.

Would this still be good to use in the next week or two if I refrigerate it? I could try a quick starter, but I don't know if it is worth it or not. It would save about $7.50 + gas for a WL 300 at the lhbs.


 
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:06 AM   #2
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Do a search on "washing". I wash my yeast all the time.

Washing strips away any beer and sediment that's not yeast and makes it safe to place in a sealed container. I re-use my vials.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:12 AM   #3
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I have found the illustrated yeast washing thread, but I just wasn't sure if this batch would still be good after sitting on the counter for a week at room temperature. I may just do it anyway and a few days before I use the yeast, make a starter just to make sure it is good. If it isn't, I would still have time to hit the lhbs.

 
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:31 AM   #4
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It will probably be OK since you still have beer sealing it from above.

It was sitting at the bottom of a fermenter at room temps for a couple of weeks already.

You only need to place it in the fridge to make it go dormant. Warm it up to room temp or make a starter with it before using.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:20 AM   #5
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Chances are good that it's fine.
Like HB99 said....It's been out for a week or 3, few days won't hurt.

Wash it, and get another batch going!
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