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Old 07-03-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
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I made a starter as I have for my last three brews and for some reason the starter is not quite taking off.. . It's been close to 48 hours and and I noticed a build up of yeast in the bottom and there was some air lock activity. I used yeast that I harvested from my last batch of beer that has been chilling for about three weeks in the fridge. Could this pose a problem?


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Old 07-05-2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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I've had them do little activity but chances are if it is building up on the bottom it is okay.

You may want to try adding some yeast nutrient too.


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Old 07-05-2006, 12:52 PM   #3
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I've noticed the same problem on occasion. Pour off the liquid and add more water, sugar and a little yeast nutrient. Shake well.
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:54 PM   #4
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I brewed up the batch anyway and usedf th starter. Within 12 hours, I almost had another blow out so I think it was trying to snipe me. hehehe Fermentation kicking away and soon it shall be consumed. THanks for the reply
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nice! Glad it worked well!


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