hmm, i'm having a hard time not worrying about my starter. Two reasons. First, this is the first time i've used my 2l flask, so the amount of starter i made (1 pint h20 and half a cup of DME) seems really small in the flask and doesn't appear to be growing. The second issue i am worried about is that the kolsch yeast (which was 'best used by nov. 2008) didn't seem to smell too yeasty and still doesn't seem to smell right in my starter.
I'm wondering if it's too cold in the laundry room for the starter to start. It's been in the mid 60s since i made it yesterday, and is wrapped in a blanket, but it just doesn't seem to be working like the starters i've made in the past.
Anyone offer any suggestions?