Originally Posted by GulleyBrew123
I am doing a starter right now of the WL Southern German Lager that is a little over a month past its "Best By" date and it has been on a stirplate for about 18 hours now and I still haven't really seen any krausen or activity. Do you think its bad or should I add some yeast nutrient?
It takes a little longer to see activity with a lager starter. This morning was roughly 40 hours since I made my starter (Bohemian Lager) on thursday afternoon. When I left my house to go to a class, I saw very little activity. At 12pm when I returned, there was a full kreusen.
I don't use a stir plate and I don't shake it after fermentation starts. I will cold crash it on tuesday, and either brew that day or add a little more wort to get it going again after siphoning the first wort off then brew thursday (depending on scheduling).