Originally Posted by eastoak
you are crazy.
i think it's coincidence. the yeast in the starter is not the same yeast in the bottle so why would it behave ANY particular way just because the "mother" yeast started life on a stir plate.
I know, it sounds pretty crazy but I've now seen this over every batch since getting my stir plate 11 months ago and making starters.
But here's my thinking in trying to figure out why this could be. I've been wondering if the more healthy yeast flocculate and stick to the bottom whereas I might possibly have had some dead yeast before using the stir plate that were more likely to break free and go from bottle to glass.
This is all pure speculation, and I might still be waaay off in that rough, uneducated, hypothesis. It's more of the best guess I could think of. Btw, I'm using the same yeast strains as I've been using for a long time now. I mentioned 1056 and in the past I always just took the yeast going into the glass as due to the fact it's medium-low flocculation. Since the starter/stir plate I don't get a single yeast glob at the bottom of my glasses.
I dunno, weird for sure.