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Started by helmet, October 14, 2016, 06:27:07 pm
Quote from: molc on October 14, 2016, 08:14:19 pmI regularly build up starters I've kept for 3- 4 months. I usually decant the supernatent and pop it back in the vial, filled to the brim.However, I usually have activity within 24 hours on the stirplate, with the sample starting to turn a cream colour. Takes normally an extra day for it to finish, but no difference in pitch.
Quote from: molc on October 14, 2016, 08:21:08 pmOne thing is that its much colder now than in the summer. Maybe the starter is just slow to build as a result? New starter will confirm/debunk that theory at least.
Quote from: Bubbles on October 14, 2016, 08:28:40 pmHow do you aerate your starters?
Quote from: DEMPSEY on October 15, 2016, 06:00:48 pmThat the 1056 kicking off.
Quote from: CH on October 15, 2016, 06:24:16 pmLooks ok next time try a smaller step if you have old yeast and then up to 2l as it will put less stress on yeast and you'll avoid classic off flavours from underpitching.