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Old 25-09-2017, 07:36 AM   #1
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I bought my white labs 830 yeast (mac date 18/5/17, best before Nov 2017) but due to family commitments its going to be a month or so before i get round to it. Should i be ok or should i make a starter now and redo the starter again nearer the date.
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I'd make a starter now before all the cells die.
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I'd keep it in the fridge and save it. When it is in the packet it is guaranteed free of contamination. If you make a starter now and then leave it for a month there is more chance of something nasty growing in it.

Use an online calculator and make sure you make an enormous starter. I guess you would anyway for an imperial pilsner but use on online calculator and make sure you have enough cells for your planned brew.
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