Originally Posted by Flyinghutch
So the part that confuses me is, If I am going to decant the liquid off of a large starter do I have to let it complete fermentation first (3-5 days) then chill and decant the night before brew day? Or can I just make my starter two days before, shaking it every time I pass by, and then toss it in the fridge the night before I brew?
Does that make sense?
Starters ferment much quicker than full volume beers. More like 24-48 hours tops. I'm brewing this weekend(in 3 days), just did my starter this morning, will put it in the fridge to cold crash on Friday morning(48 hours fermentation).
And I haven't made my stirplate yet. Still looking for that old computer that I KNOW is sitting somewhere up in the attic.