Decant or not-to-decant
What do you all do?? This is my 1st starter so I am looking for guidance.
Just made the starter with 1/2 cup DME and 2 cups water. I am brewing Saturday. Should I put the starter in the fridge Friday night and decant Saturday? Or just pitch the entire starter?
I have read about the chance of "off flavor" with starters. I wouldn't think 2 cups would effect 5 gallons. Guess it depends. Is there anyway to tell if things went array with the starter? What determines to decant or not? Preference?
Sorry for all the questions..... Still a Noob at some of this. Learning as I go.
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