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Abe_Froman

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I am planning to brew a Belgian Wit tomorrow. My kit came with a Wyeast propagator smack pack which had me prepare 2 liters of yeast starter. I am fermenting the starter in a tinted growler which is difficult to see into unless I hold it up to the light. I can definitely see a layer of foam on top of the starter and can hear fizzing when I shake it, but I am not able to detect a layer of yeast on the bottom. When I brew tomorrow approximately 40 hours will have passed since I created the starter. Is the layer of yeast on the bottom essential or is my starter showing enough signs of activity (krausen and fizzing) to safely pitch? Thanks.

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ifishsum

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Krausen and fizzing are good enough....pitch away, but if it's not settled to the bottom yet, pitch the entire starter - don't try to decant the liquid off the top if you can't see the yeast layer at the bottom.
 
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