Yeast starter question. Stirplate and yeast cake

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saeroner

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It has been 24 hours. How long after i take the flask off the stirplate does it take to form the entire yeast cake before I can decant some?

It has been almost 24 hours since i added the wort into my sanitized carboy so i kinda need to pitch

I totally forgot to make a starter. It was a 2 liter starter.
 

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IME, if the starter was finished, you should see yeast start to precipitate out almost immediately after removing from the stirplate. If it was not completely finished and it is a low-flocculating yeast, it may not drop and form a cake yet.

If it was me, I would pitch the entire starter. (Wait for someone with not experience to confirm that this is not a terrible idea.)
 

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Im betting the starter is not finished. I have no experience in the area of pitching a starter that isn't done but I have never had any problem pitching the whole starter. Also if your practices are good and sanitary your wort will be fine sitting for a few more days I've had it sit for almost a full week before I pitched and it was fine.
 
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