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Old 10-23-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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I took the yeast from the bottles of 6 Bell's Oarsmen Ale bottles to use for a starter to eventually be used in a Two Hearted Clone. I did this before with the same recipe and it was a great beer.

My question's are below regarding my first step before stepping up the starter:

1) I used about .75 L for the first starter, is this too much volume?
2) I used wort gravity of 1.040, did I screw something up by not using a lower gravity?
3) I used a stirplate, I can't imagine this negatively impacts things but figured I would ask if it did?

Am I OK to keep going and step up this starter? I see yeast in the starter after a day on the stirplate so I think I am fine but figured I would ask.

Thanks!

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Old 10-23-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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I don't see any problems with your process. You should be good to go.

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Old 10-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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Looks fine for the number of bottles you used to harvest. It would be too much wort if you were only using one or two bottles.

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Thanks for confirming, I won't worry about it.

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