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Old 01-13-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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I did a yeast starter yesterday and stirred up the solution in my flask after activity was present. Its not 10 hours later and activity was still going so I stirred it again. There is no activity now and im worried I messed it up. Never did a started before and I dont want this Wee Heavy to be a screw up.

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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I did a yeast starter yesterday and stirred up the solution in my flask after activity was present. Its not 10 hours later and activity was still going so I stirred it again. There is no activity now and im worried I messed it up. Never did a started before and I dont want this Wee Heavy to be a screw up.
If your concern was that activity was so brief, don't be concerned. That's the way starters go.

You should swish the starter as often as possible. I would not open it or put anything in there to stir it though.
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I did a yeast starter yesterday and stirred up the solution in my flask after activity was present. Its not 10 hours later and activity was still going so I stirred it again. There is no activity now and im worried I messed it up. Never did a started before and I dont want this Wee Heavy to be a screw up.
I would shake it often, like anytime you walk by it. The shaking (or stirring) helps provide more oxygen for the yeast and keeps them in suspension. I did get a yeast a few months ago that didn't show any starter activity after a day which is unusual. The yeast was well within the use by date. Not wanting to chance it, I went and got another (from different store) and added it to the same starter. Within a few hours the starter was very active. I just assumed the first yeast was bad. I actually brought the empty back to that LHS and they replaced it and said that sometimes you get a bad yeast. They basically get credited from White labs in that situation. I would definitely rather double up then trust an inactive starter.
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If your concern was that activity was so brief, don't be concerned. That's the way starters go.

You should swish the starter as often as possible. I would not open it or put anything in there to stir it though.
Thanks i only swished it
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