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Old 09-29-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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I did my first yeast starter last night. There's no activity in the flask whatsoever. Is this normal? I thought I would see some bubbling.

I really wanted to brew tonight. Is 24 hours long enough for a yeast starter?

Also, I have a piece of aluminum foil over the top as suggested. Is this sanitary?

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Old 09-29-2007, 02:18 PM   #2
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I know that sometimes you don't see the starter activity and it still fermented out. I think it goes so quick that sometimes we miss it. Is it still cloudy, or is the yeast sitting at the bottom in a nice little cake? If it's flocculated, it's probably done. 24 hours should be all you need, but I try to do it 48 hours in advance.

The foil is fine, since you wanted oxygen in there.

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Old 09-29-2007, 02:20 PM   #3
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It settled out overnight, but I shook it up again

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I'll second that.

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