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Jessica Greven (4.228.60.73)
Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 12:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hoping someone out there has experienced this problem and can help... bought a liquid pitchable yeast (White Labs) and went to boil the wort... looked in the bag and there's the yeast tube.... unrefrigerated for over a week I think. Any ideas? Usable, nasty, great? Much appreciated. Husband is plowing ahead with the wort, but I don't want to waste the time if it's going to be nothing more than dirty, stinky, water... Thnks!!!
 

Dan Mourglea (67.240.155.58)
Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 01:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

i think you'll be ok--shoulda made a starter though. . .
 

Michael (68.185.170.125)
Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 01:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't think you have any choice but to pitch it. You're probably going to have a long lag time, and there is a bigger chance of infection, off flavors, etc.

I usually keep a spare packet of dry yeast I can use just in case--I use it if I want to brew without having prepared a starter or if I'm concerned that I have a stuck fermentation.

Next time I'd seriously recommend making a starter, even with the pitchable tube. The pitchable tubes are borderline if fresh; making a starter has been an easy way to improve my beer.

By the way, I am living proof that any idiot can make a starter.
 

Jessica Greven (4.228.60.73)
Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 01:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thank you thank you! I was beginning to lose hope that my post would languish. Well, guess the husband was right... don't worry...have a HB. Tnx for the dry yeast in reserve... darn good idea. We'll look into starter, too. Thanks again! Brewnewbie...
 

Michael Boyd (66.81.48.125)
Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 02:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jessica, I'm a pretty lazy brewer. I've left tubes on top of the 'fridge for a month with no ill effects and I've left a starter even longer:->
 

Rob McFaul (24.101.220.59)
Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 12:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As the Yeast abuser says, yeast are hardy buggers.

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