Starter Temp. Error

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by afrokaze, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. afrokaze

    afrokaze Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    So I just got a kit to make my first yeast starter (Wyeast 1056 smack pack) for my next batch, a black IPA that should be around 8%. While making the starter earlier today I forgot to cool the DME after boiling before adding the yeast, but I realized it as soon as I did it & put it in an ice bath until it came down to ~65 degrees. Do you guys think it'll be ok for brew day on Wednesday, or should I step it up again to make sure it's good? Or just get another smack pack? Thanks for the help guys!
  2. america2021

    america2021 Feb 16, 2009 New York

    how long after boiling was the yeast added? you may have committed saccharomyces genocide...
  3. afrokaze

    afrokaze Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    It was sitting for a few mins before I threw the yeast in, maybe 150-160 degrees.
  4. DAllspaw

    DAllspaw Nov 7, 2009 Indiana

    save yourself 2 weeks of worry, throw it away and start over. it's worth it to get it right.
  5. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior May 21, 2010 Texas

    toss it and start over. it's a small price to pay for both piece of mind and good beer :cool:
  6. afrokaze

    afrokaze Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Oh well, it's what I expected. Thanks dudes.
  7. samtallica

    samtallica Jul 22, 2010 North Carolina

    No need to even toss the starter, just pitch new yeast in it.
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  8. VikeMan

    VikeMan Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    150-160? They're dead, Jim.
  9. inchrisin

    inchrisin Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    130F is the kill temp for baking yeast. I'd think our yeasts are close to this.

    Edit: Lesson learned. It's not the first time anyone's killed their yeast here. You'll never do it again. :)
  10. afrokaze

    afrokaze Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    RIP to my poor yeast, I wasted your potential to make yummy beer.
  11. america2021

    america2021 Feb 16, 2009 New York

    i'll dust off my cornet and sound off taps this evening. rip.
    afrokaze likes this.
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