Yeast help before I leave for work

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Yeast help before I leave for work

Post by davestephans » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:53 am

I made a starter last night around midnight for pitching around 9:00 this morning. This was going to be my first all grain. Even bought a new oxygen aerator. Couldn't brew this morning. What to do with the starter? I was going to put it in the fridge, drop the yeast, pull it around 8:00 tonight, decant, and put fresh starter wort on top and brew tomorrow morning. Will the temp fluctuations hurt the yeast. It was a vial that had been in the fridge, pulled, started, and now back in the fridge for a repeat cycle. I'm not against buying a fresh vial, but from what I've read here, I don't think I need to. Sound O.K.? If none of this works, I'm just going to have 3 more kids so I'll never get to brew again.

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Re: Yeast help before I leave for work

Post by Denny » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:43 am

Just put it in the fridge and decant and use tomorrow. No need to refeed it.
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Re: Yeast help before I leave for work

Post by CA_Mouse » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:08 pm

I'd let it go as it is, let the yeast feed on all the sugar in the starter. I generally let mine run 24-36 hours anyway.
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