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Old 02-01-2013, 03:11 AM   #11
bssrf4
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I used starters for my last 2 batch (liquid yeast) batches and I am a fan. Plus, for some reason I enjoy making the starter.

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:36 PM   #12
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Hey Rick.
My OG was 1.047 and my temp was right at 70 degrees. I'm on my third day and she's still going like crazy.

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:41 PM   #13
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I enjoy making the starter as well. Now that I've had these results it takes the worry out of the whole yeast pitching process. By the time you're ready to add the yeast to your wort you know that it's already active and thriving. All you're doing by pitching it to the wort is giving it a huge amount of food and the yeast is like YEAH!!

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #14
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I too enjoy making a starter. Its kinda like beer foreplay. To the OP; what is the size of the carboy, and what is your volume? To my aged eyes it looks like you are a little shy on head space.

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:26 PM   #15
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Hey Rick.
My OG was 1.047 and my temp was right at 70 degrees. I'm on my third day and she's still going like crazy.
I gottcha. I was just curious, I find yeast behavior interesting and when I read a report of yeast behaving in a manner unlike what I'm used to, I feel inclined to ask questions.

Obviously your brew wasn't some gargantuan triple barley wine and you didn't toss the yeast in when the wort was 95 degrees, so obviously it's excited by something , I'm just not sure what. I've had krausen get like 3" thick, but never had anything come out the top like you and others have experienced.

I have to keep remembering that since I use Fermcap-S in my boil, that it probably influences the foam activity in the fermenter as well.

Anyway, good luck with it.

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:01 PM   #16
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Hey Rick,
I actually used firmcap with this one and I usually don't. This one was an extract kit I received as a gift, so I used a smaller pot and was concerned about boil over. Who knows? I'll brew again in a couple of weeks and try the same process. If I get the same thing, I'm sticking with it.

 
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