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Old 08-10-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default My starter needs your help

Hey guys last night i made a starter like i did the last 50 times this morning woke up to give it a little shake ( dont us a stir plate) and there is nothing going on. Everything settled the bottom of my flask. This never happen to me any info or tips,

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Old 08-11-2012, 02:04 AM   #2
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My last one (1056) 2000ml did the same thing, I just cold crashed it, decanted and pitched. She was going 4 hours later, you'll be fine..

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Old 08-11-2012, 02:18 AM   #3
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Are you sure you had a good seal around the airlock and your bottle? Perhaps fermentation completed and you didn't notice it because of a poor seal. If you aren't going to brew in the next couple of days, crank up another starter.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:24 AM   #4
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Check the gravity to see if the yeast have done their job and u just missed it.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:38 AM   #5
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If there is a nice size cake at the bottom, you missed it and it's done already, it happens.

You should be able to see a slight krausen ring just above the liquid level for proof.

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