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Old 09-27-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
Feb 2011
miami, fl
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I have had my starter going for about 24 hours now on the stir plate and I can't observe any precipitation when I stop it for 5 min. This is the first time I use a stir plate. Is this normal?

Edit: saw some clouding when starting it back up.

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Old 09-27-2013, 06:17 PM   #2
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Let it sit for an hour in the frige to flocculate out. If it's cloudy there is yeast in suspension, which is where it belongs on a stir plate.

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Old 09-27-2013, 06:41 PM   #3
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it def depends on the yeast strain as well

high floc strains will drop out pretty quickly - some english strains start to chunk up as soon as you turn the stir plate off

i've got a brett b trois starter going now that barely cleared the top couple centimeters after taking it off the plate for 20+ min

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