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jowens

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I smacked my wyeast 1056 pack, and after a little less than a day it swelled up quite nicely. So I mixed up 500 ml water and 1/2 cup of DME, simmered it for 15 minutes, and waited for it to cool. I swirled, and shook for about a minute or so, I then sanitized the pack, opened it and dumped the contents into the flask.

It's been about 22 hours and I see some activity, but not a whole lot, what should I look for to tell me that it is ready to pitch so I can be ready to brew?
 
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Anybody? It looks like it has already flocculated, thick layer of yeast at the bottom? Temp was a little low for a while, but 24 hours is too soon for that build up isn't it?
 

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Starters can ferment quite fast. I've only done one so far and mine did the same thing, flocculated quickly and didn't krausen at all that I could tell. But I pitched it after 24 hours and fermentation took off nicely within about 6 hours. When you go to pitch it, pour off some/most of the liquid on top of the yeast cake and then shake it up real good to suspend the yeast in however much liquid is left.
 
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