anyone try making a starter with an aerator?

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nuthin_original

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I was just pondering the subject because i decided try this out with a 1/2 gallon growler, a filtered aeration system, a quart of wort, and two pretty old smack packs of Wyest california lager yeast.
I started a batch of organic lager, got the wort good and ready, but my smack packs had barely swelled after a day. I put about a quart of the wort (75 deg F) into the growler, then both packs of yeast, then the aerator, and loosely covered the mouth of the jug with a small piece of a towel i had soaked in everclear. I guess we'll see how this little experiment works, but i was curious if anyone else had done such a thing.
 

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I did it with O2 on my last batch with Wyeast 3068 smack pack . I hit the O2 bottle every 3-4 hours during the day and just before bed and again in the morning I pitched that eve and had activity within 5 hours.
 
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