Originally Posted by profarm
if you had done it right, could you still make and use a starter that early? i.e. make a starter that night and use it the next day?
I try to make the starter the night before brewday, but I have made a starter early in the morning, and brewed later the same night.
MrMalty says 18-24 hours is the norm for fermentation to be at its peak. I like to pitch my whole starter as well. I don't like the thought of decanting, just seems like your pouring some of the less flocculent yeasties out.