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FSR402

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I have 4 or 5 jars in my kezzer with wlp300 yeast that I washed from a brew last summer (about July). They have been sitting at 40 (got near 32 this winter before I put a light in there) so I figure they "may" still be good.

I have freind that wants to remake my Strawberry Heffe (this was the same brew I used this yeas for) but he's cheap (read broke) and I was thinking I could save him a few bucks by pitching this yeast. Maybe use all of it to make sure there is enough good boys in there.

What do you think? Use it or not?
 

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I just brewed a Kolsch with year old yeast. It took a bit longer for the starter to get going and I pitched another jar into after maybe 2 days (not sure I needed to do that now). The batch fermented out fine.....
 

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I've had success with a couple strains that were dormant for about 10 months. The yeast won't be as viable, but I'm guessing that if you make a good sized starter that you will be fine.
 
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