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Jonathan White (
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 04:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I brewed a Pale Ale 10/04/03. Racked to secondary 10/9/03 and saved and washed yeast per Wyeast instructions Yeast Washing for the Home Brewer. I have about 1/4 cup of slurry covered by one cup of water. Can I brew today and decant the water and pitch, or should I feed the yeast and wait however long that takes? If I feed the yeast, do I pitch at maximum activity (no bubble counter, just my eyeballs and a stopwatch) or do I wait until the starter finishes fermenting, decant and pitch? Thanks for your help.

Jim Keaveney (
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 05:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

i think the general rule of thumb is that if it has been sitting for more than a couple of weeks, you should make a starter. that said, i have re-pitched a month or so later without a starter
(tho i have never washed yeast). i simply let it warm up to room temp. if you have the time, a starter certainly would not hurt. the yeast would be ready in a day or 2. there has been some debate on this board as i recall some time ago about the optimum time for using the starter (ie high krausen vs. after it drops). in my experience, high krausen or immediately after works best. omv.

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