I just bottle NB’s Cream Ale. I poured most of the ‘05’ yeast cake into a jar (got about 3/4 of a quart), put the lid on very lightly so CO2 can escape if it wishes and placed it into the fridge.
I’m going to make the American Wheat kit from NB next weekend and wondered if I can make a yeast starter without a flask? I have a half gallon rum bottle (who am I kidding, I have a ton of those ha…) and was wondering if I could make a starter using some leftover pilsen LME and the 05 yeast cake? Or, can I just pour the yeast cake directly from the jar into the fermenting bucket considering I’m only going to have the jar of yeast in the fridge for a week?
I wonder if the starter of Pilsen LME will screw up the flavor of a wheat beer?
Thanks for any advice!