Last night I made my first attempt at making a yeast starter. I'll be brewing the AHS Anniversary IPA with Wyeast Greenbelt yeast. I picked it up a couple weeks ago when it was on sale. $21.99 was a bargin.
I made a 1.5 liter starter based on an estimated 1.059 SG and 66% viability of the yeast. It was packaged on 2/28. I have it going on my el-cheapo stirplate right now.
I just wanted to double check a few things I did...
- After the boil there was only about 750ml of wort so I topped it off to 1.5L with boiled cooled water. Is this correct?
- How much krausen should I expect if any? The temperature is a little cooler than what is recommended, probably around 60 degrees, so I want to make sure that it's fermenting. The picture of the flask was taken about 12 hours after I started. There looks like there's a little krausen on top. Do you think it'll be ok?
Here are some pics...