Originally Posted by Glaurung30
We have bubbles!
So would making a starter off the yeast cake be a good idea next time?
I am kind of going to say the opposite to to Big Floyd and say that using a starter on yeast that has fallen dormant is a good idea. The reason I say this is because it is a great way to tell if the yeast is viable and to decide if you are going to use it. Not a crucial thing being that you could also get signs from the previous fermentation.
If however you are using the yeast just at the end of the first fermentation the yeast most likely is still kicking so you may not need to wake them up.
In reality it all comes down to preference and their is no wrong or right way.