Volume Loss During Primary Fermentation

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beers 3438 º places 21 º 02:26 Thu 11/29/2012

Originally posted by CLevar
Originally posted by BenH
What did you mean when you say you decant your starter? I’ve not heard of this.

Cold crash, let the yeast settle out, pour off 90% or more of the liquid, resuspend the yeast, and pitch that resuspension.

Thanks. So stick it in fridge overnight after say 24-48 hours of propagation then pour off liquid? I hate diluting my beer with a starter so this is good to hear. I’ve started just using multiple ’straight to wort’ white labs vials for my big beers but at £7 ($10) a pop its a cost I’d rather avoid if possible.

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