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Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2004 * April 3, 2004 * Is My Yeast Still Safe < Previous Next >

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Rob McFaul (24.101.220.59)
Posted on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 03:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have 600 to 700 ml of slurry in a Peanut Butter jar that has been in the fridge for 2 weeks. I just shook it up and found that the seal on the lid is not that good. It leaked.

Would it be safe to assume that the yeast could be infected

Or would it be "just fine"

Rob
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.129.137)
Posted on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Taste a little bit of the liquid. If it's not noticeably sour the odds are that it's all right. Cover it with beer (any beer) and seal the jar. Taste it again when you add a quart or so of starter wort a day or two before you brew with it.
 

Michael Boyd (66.81.34.208)
Posted on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 06:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A peanut butter jar probably won't seal against pressure, they're made to seal against vacuum. The seal isn't important anyway. I keep yeast in the fridge for months in an erlenmeyer flask with tin foil over the top. As Bill says, taste it, you can tell if a starter is bad.

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