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ejdischer

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Going to brew tomorrow. I have a 2000mL beaker with my starter in it. I was going to pour off the top layer of beer and then pour the slurry into the carboy.

Questions:

1. How thick is the slurry as far as getting it into the carboy?

2. How do you prevent the stir-bar from ending up in the carboy?

Thanks in advance,
Dish
 

Scimmia

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For #2, take another magnet stick it on the bottom of the flask, it'll grab the stirbar and hold it in the flask.

on #1, I guess it depends on how much liquid is left. There's usually enough that you can pour it without a problem.
 

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Decant most of the liquid, then swirl the rest of it to get all the thick yeast cake back into solution. Might take 30 seconds or a minute of swirling if it's really compacted, but you can do it - or, of course, you can stick it back on the stir plate for a couple minutes instead. Then it'll pour just fine.
 
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