How can I store a yeast starter?

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    I made a yeast starter about 24 hours ago. I intended to brew today, but some things came up and I was unable to brew as planned. Can it be stored? If so, for how long? Should I just store it in the refrigerator? When I get ready to use it (potentially next weekend), what do I need to do?
     
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    So you made a yeast starter pitched the yeast and propogated it up? Well all i do now is store it in the fridge until I'm ready to use it. Because a flask takes up a fair bit of room I slip mine into my ferm chamber and crash it along with my beer I'm brewing.
     
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    I use mason jars. Wash them out well, starsan them and I've stored yeast for months that way.
     
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    You'll be fine for a week. Just don't cover it tightly.
     
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    Yeah if it's still fermenting a bit you can cause a lot of pressure. I blew a lid across the room once.
     
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    So when I am ready to use it, just take it out and let it go to room temperature before pitching?
     
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    Yeah that should be fine.
     
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    I take my starters right out of the fridge and pitch to wort at about 65F with good results.
     
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