Originally Posted by chrisrush
Can you describe how you made your starter with the WLP002. I would like to get that kind of primary boil when I use that yeast this weekend.
Sure thing, I made the starter on a Monday night after work, a little under 48 hours before I was going to pitch (I brewed this on the following Wednesday afternoon). Brought 16oz of water to a boil then added 1/2 cup of dry malt extract. Brought this to a boil for 10 minutes then put the pot in an ice batch to bring it down to 75F as quick as possible.
Once I hit pitching temps, I poured the wort into a sanitized half gallon growler bottle, shook the hell out of the WLP002 vial, then poured the vial into the growler. I used a sanitized piece of aluminum foil to cap off the top.
From then on, every time I thought about the starter I would run downstairs and swirl the growler for 30 seconds or so. Right before I pitched into my 5 gallons, I shook up the growler like it was going out of style, up/down/left/right upside down everything
Then I pitched, stirred it in and called it done!