So I did my first yeast starter Sat morning, let it go got a good 12-14 hours in the stir plate, I think I did everything just right. Then I was going to brew this morning, so about 1-2am I put the flask with a foam stopper in the fridge to decant.
Got up, things got busy and unfortunately I did not get to brew. Decided I would do it tomorrow (Monday) night). Off to church I go, and as I am sitting there it dawns on me I still had the foam stopper in flask. And still do. in the fridge
My Question - Am I ok in regards to bacteria and sanitation or am I hosed because I did not replace foam stopper with an air lock? I just know normally everything needs to get sanitized and the sealed tight BUT I also know while doing the starter the foam plug or tin foil is ok since you want oxygen at that point.
but once it went in the fridge is the yeast going to get spoiled since it is still an open air environment? Or will it be ok? I am not worried about the oxygen. I am worried about getting infected.
this batch is for kind of a big party in late July, so I don’t want to hose it up. is the yeast ok to use or shuld I stop by my close by home brew shop, get new yeast for this batch, and just try again some other time?