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Hi guys,

I've got a WLP001 starter going that was a bit old and took a while to get going. It's now at 48Hrs and appears to be at high krausen.
Does this look ready to pitch or should I give it another 24Hrs?

When is the best time to pitch, at high krausen or after it's fermented out?WLP001Starter.JPG

Cheers,
Andy
 

Shed

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Thanks POL,

Knew I could count on you.
That's all I needed, It will be pitched inside an hour.

Thanks again,
Andy
 

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Shed said:
Hi guys,

I've got a WLP001 starter going that was a bit old and took a while to get going. It's now at 48Hrs and appears to be at high krausen.
Does this look ready to pitch or should I give it another 24Hrs?

When is the best time to pitch, at high krausen or after it's fermented out?View attachment 3306

Cheers,
Andy
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I have read that either way is OK. To me I can see some flocculation at the bottom and you still have that krausen on top. That is about the time I would pitch mine. If your brew is not ready, than no worry, it will keep in the fridge until you are ready without much worry...

:chug:
PeterS....
 

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How old's "a bit old", Shed? I have a sample of WLP001 that is probably older, just wondering if it's worth investing the DME in trying to fire it up again.
 

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Go on PoMo join the T A B.*!!

The DME will be cheaper than splashing out on a tube anyway

No one will ever be able to recreate your signature ester in their bitter





* Tight Arse Brewers


JOKING!!!

But worth the thought
 

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Linz, I'm a card carrying member of the TAB. If Shed's yeast is within a year of mine, I'll pitch it ;)
 

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Onya son,

Hey its only time..waiting for that single cell to start working
 

PostModern

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Wot? That grey cell between my ears?
 

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PoMo,

Mine was 16months old and I still got another one in the fridge as well.
There was no activity at all for the first 24Hrs. I probably should have started small and stepped it up to a litre but, it's powering away now on the brew I put down last night.

How old is your sample?
 

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Jan 03. I don't know why I haven't thrown it out already :) But I guess I'm committed (just) to trying to start it back up now.
 

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