I’ve gotten in the habit of cooking up some light DME-based yeast starter for most of my beer batches.
To save a step batch-to-batch, I’m wondering if I can just cook up a big batch of starter (obviously without actually adding yeast to it), and store the starter in individual batch portions in steralized jars. That way whenever I’d want to get a starter going, I’d just have to grab a batch of the pre-cooked starter, add the yeast, aerate and be done (as opposed to cooking up a batch of starter for each and every brew).
I know that starter would ideally be cooked to different malt densities for various intended beers, but I’m thinking that using an average density for all beers would be sufficient for the time-saving benefit.
Would this work? If so, where would you store the sterilized bottles of yeast-free starter? Should I be concerned about the sterility/effectiveness of the pre-cooked starter over time?
Thanks for reading!