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Old 08-07-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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I cultured the yeast from two bottles of Oberon last Sun and today (Friday) there seems to be some activity in my flask. I have an obvious traub on the bottom of the flask and some co2 bubbles on the top of the wort. I started with 200ml water and 20g of DME with a little yeast nutrient.

When should I step this up and how much more wort should I add?

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Old 08-07-2009, 08:04 PM   #2
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how big is the beer you'll be making with it? once you see the activity or krausen die down (is there any krausen?), i would think you can either step it up to 1L, or refrigerate and pour off the spent starter beer and make it 1L. after this, use for a beer or step up again to 2L or however big you need for the beer you plan to make with it.

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The beer I'm going to use the yeast for is around 1.056

I haven't seen any krausen yet, but I get the feeling that the yeast is just getting started. I'll probably give it a couple more days before adding anything.

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