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Memorial Brew Day

I want to brew on Memorial Day. I’m going to be out of town all weekend and I want to know how early I can make my starter. I was thinking of making it Thursday - gone Friday through Sunday - and brewing on Monday.

That’s definitely not too soon. I make my starters 5-7 days in advance so they can ferment out and I can chill and decant them.

Thanks Denny. That’s the answer I was hoping for.

Memorial day brewing… Nahhhh… Drinking day!!!

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I decant all of my starters, so I always allow time for cold crashing.

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I decant all of my starters, so I always allow time for cold crashing.[/quote]

What do you mean by “decant”? I’ve seen it on the message board before, but I don’t know what it is.

+1 on drinking beer on Memorial Day. When its you’re only free day and supplies are running low, you gotta brew!

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I decant all of my starters, so I always allow time for cold crashing.[/quote]

What do you mean by “decant”? I’ve seen it on the message board before, but I don’t know what it is.

+1 on drinking beer on Memorial Day. When its you’re only free day and supplies are running low, you gotta brew![/quote]

Decanting is pouring off the “Beer” from on top of the yeast cake after cold-crashing the starter. I do it as well. I started doing it for bigger lagers where a huge starter is necessary, but now I decant all of my starters.

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