I'm brewing a Northern English Brown Ale Saturday, and I want to try a starter. However, I have no stir plate and only a 22 oz bottle.
The guy at my LHBS suggested using the 22 oz bottle with a number 2 stopper and an air lock. I will use Bedford British Ale (White Labs #WLP006). My questions are as follows:
- How much 1.040 wort should I use in this bottle?
- Is this even worthwhile with such a small starter?
- I'm brewing Saturday, should I start this on Friday night?
Any other suggestions would be appreciated.