This is my first starter. I boiled about 1500ml of water and mixed in about 3/4 cup of DME. After cooling to about 70˚, I pitched my Wyeast and started the DIY stir plate. It has been 3 days since I pitched and this photo shows what I have now. I only ran the stir plate for a day because I wanted to see what was going on with the fermentation.
Should I have more activity than this? Also I have a white layer at the bottom of the flask. Is this my yeast or protiens from the hot break. Thanks.
Just a little more info: I put the yeast in my refridgerator and I think it partly froze. It wasn't solid but it felt like a few ice crystals in one corner. My LHBS said that it would be fine. I would loose some yeast but it wasn't a total loss. Also, I failed to break the yeast nutrient pack inside the smack pack. I thought I did but when I opened the package, it was still intact. I poured the nutrient pack into the flask and stirred. The ambient temp of the room is 70˚.