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Old 01-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default first starter. is this normal?

I did my first starter last night with some instructions online. 1 1/2 at water with 4 oz of DME. Boiled for 10 minutes. Cooled to 73 and pitched. Here is what I have this morning. There is some visible Krause but not much. Is this OK or should I buy a backup pack of us-05. Note the original yeast is wlp-001.

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Old 01-05-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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Looks normal to me.

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Looks good. Are you shaking or swirling it at all?

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I did once last night. I think I will again now. Thanks for the responses! I'll feel much better now.

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Before I got my stirplate (since there is always a new piece of must have brewing equipment) I would shake every few hours to add some oxygen. Whatcha making?

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Starters are such small amounts, and relatively low gravity, so you typically won't see a lot of krausen. Your starter is fine. Just keep swirling it every now and then.

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Swirl it around every time you pass by. You cannot swirl it too much.

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At some point the swirling will produce fizzing too, usually after a day.

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I gave it a couple of good swirls and there was quite a bit if co2 release. Worried for nothing!

I'm making a dales pale ale clone. U could use something choppy about right now.

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I could, rather.

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