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Old 02-24-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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Should I just ramp it up and let it hit the stir bar, and if not, how vigorous should it be?

 
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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Not very vigorous at all just enough to keep the yeast in suspension.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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Too much can generate too much heat, just enough to keep the yeast suspended and pull some O2 in
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:18 AM   #4
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It is a common error to want a big vortex, the commercials all show them, after all!
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:20 PM   #5
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Just a small dimple on the top is all you need.

 
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:10 PM   #6
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I let it suck in some air. I want to see small bubbles of air being swirled around the starter.

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