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Offline Cobby

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Question about the yeast starter.
« on: November 17, 2016, 02:21:15 PM »
Hi guys happy brewing!
Long story short,I made small starter with White labs English ale,my bad I put to much of DME in it.400ml water to 118 gr. of DME.
Anyway I kept it on a stir plate for 36 hours and put it in the fridge,after about 24 hours in the fridge it still bubbling,its still fermenting.
My brew day is this Saturday.What is better to do?Toss it and make a new starter?Pitch in active state?
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Re: Question about the yeast starter.
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 07:50:43 AM »
I'd pitch it. Yeasties are already feeding and will just continue on. Make sure differential between wort and yeast temperature isn't too great.

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Re: Question about the yeast starter.
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2016, 02:12:51 PM »
Thank you for a reply Mark.I will go ahead and pitch it tonight.Just one more question, if there's any way to check if the starter fermented out?
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Re: Question about the yeast starter.
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 04:11:07 PM »
Could use a hydrometer or refractometer. I don't test it and just give it 24-72 hours depending on the size of it. The high end for me is for lagers or high gravity ales.
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Re: Question about the yeast starter.
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2016, 04:33:06 PM »
Thank you.What gravity should I expect from a starter?

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Re: Question about the yeast starter.
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2016, 07:39:16 AM »
It won't get down to 1.00 but really not sure. Does your starter still show activity?
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Re: Question about the yeast starter.
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2016, 08:17:03 AM »
Yeah it does, I just pitch it hopefully all will go well.

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Re: Question about the yeast starter.
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 06:55:03 AM »
Just quick update,fermentation is going crazy right now.Had to set a blow off tube.
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Re: Question about the yeast starter.
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 08:10:27 AM »
Good deal! I prefer to pitch an active starter to my beer as there is less lag time..if any. Don't worry about decanting, IMO.

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