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Old 07-11-2006, 01:08 AM   #1
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This is my first attempt at making a starter.
Do/should you always have a Krausen in your starters?
I followed the directions on the Wyeast web site.

1/3 cup of DME in 1 pint of water. Boil for 15 minutes, cool, airate and pitch yeast.
21 hours later and very little activity in the airlock and absolutely no Krausen at all.

Smells like apple cider.

So, where did I screw up?

 
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:20 AM   #2
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i rarely have kraeusen in my starters (and I even use 1 cup DME in 1.5 pints water.)

I usually make them late at night and don't get a chance to look at them until the next day after work, and they usually are done fermenting by that time. If I'm lucky, I catch a few bubbles coming out of the airlock as I leave for work, but that's albout all the activity I see from a starter.

The thick layer of yeast at the bottom of the jug is your best indicator that things worked.

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Old 07-11-2006, 01:44 AM   #3
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Any comments on cider smell?

 
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:46 AM   #4
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I got nothing for ya there. sorry...

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Old 07-11-2006, 03:05 AM   #5
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What was the yeast that you started?
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