I took the yeast from the bottles of 6 Bell's Oarsmen Ale bottles to use for a starter to eventually be used in a Two Hearted Clone. I did this before with the same recipe and it was a great beer.
My question's are below regarding my first step before stepping up the starter:
1) I used about .75 L for the first starter, is this too much volume?
2) I used wort gravity of 1.040, did I screw something up by not using a lower gravity?
3) I used a stirplate, I can't imagine this negatively impacts things but figured I would ask if it did?
Am I OK to keep going and step up this starter? I see yeast in the starter after a day on the stirplate so I think I am fine but figured I would ask.