Wait for a starter or pitch right away?

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Hi,

I did not plan my first batch very well and did not make a yeast starter before making the wort. Can I let the wort sit in its bucket, make a starter and pitch in a couple of days or would it be better to just pitch right now without the starter (liquid yeast, WLP300)?
 
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O.G. is 1.060, about 4.5 gallons (17 liters). It's supposed to end up as a hefeweizen.
 

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Agreed; Pitch is.. your chance of Infection waiting for the starter is too great.
 
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Thanks guys :) Can't wait to taste the brew, hoping to re-experience a beer hall in Munich
 

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Just as a side note; Take some of your Wort Next time near the end of your boil and put it into a Sanitary glass Jar/ with loose lid (for gas)...

See how long it takes for it to start fermenting / souring. You'd be suprized when it starts bubbling / foaming in 2-7 days... (bad juju floating all over the place and it all ends up in what you believe is sterile wort in your fermenter); Hence the reason you want to get 75-100 Billion or more of you closet friends in there sooner then later... they take over....
 
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