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Take a gravity reading. Visual inspection doesn't tell you much about whether fermentation is happening or not.


Yes. Pitching a portion of the yeast into a new starter would certainly produce a revitalized pitch of yeast. Whether or not that makes sense probably depends on how long it's going to be before you plan to actually use the yeast. The yeast will be most healthy toward the end of the starter's fermentation, so I've known homebrewers who keep stored yeast in ...

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