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For the first few hours it was room temperature whatever that was. I was just shaking the flask occasionally while watching TV. Following that I had it in the fermenting fridge set to 19 degrees.
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Steve
Robin wrote:
For the first few hours it was room temperature whatever that was. I was just shaking the flask occasionally while watching TV. Following that I had it in the fermenting fridge set to 19 degrees.


It looks fine Robin, from the first picture it looked rather sad but from the second you can clearly make out the yeast sitting at the bottom [thumb]
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Clibit
It all looks good to me Robin. Good job. The flask looks bigger than 2 litres to me!

I personally don't think you need a stir plate but there are many brewers who would disagree. In my view, if you are building up yeast from very little then it will help a lot. But for making a simple starter, not necessary. 
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Robin
Yeah it's a monster flask. I think what concerned me is that I was expecting to see the thing bubbling away and as far as I can tell it never happened. But somehow it seems to have quietly done it's job.
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Clibit
Robin wrote:
Yeah it's a monster flask. I think what concerned me is that I was expecting to see the thing bubbling away and as far as I can tell it never happened. But somehow it seems to have quietly done it's job.


It may have hit krausen and dropped quickly. Or just gently done it's business and petered out. 

You've done a good thing, good beer ahead. [thumb]
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Robin
Hi Well I'm pleased to say that in the end there was a decent amount of 1469 yeast lying in the bottom of the flask. Easy to pour off most of the liquid above it. Left a little bit and swished it around a bit and then pitched it into the wort.
Had a quick look this morning and there was a healthy yeasty looking Wort.
I'm doing Clibit's English Blonde beer recipe but have added some carapils malt to help with the head.

I'm planning on keeping the trub to use on a future brew. Is there any reason not to use this on a porter ?
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Clibit
Robin wrote:
Well I'm pleased to say that in the end there was a decent amount of yeast lying n the bottom of the flask. Easy to pour off most of the liquid above it. Left a little bit and swished it around a bit and then pitched it into the wort. Had a quick look this morning and there was a healthy yeasty looking Wort. I'm doing the Clibit's English Blonde beer and added some carapils malt to help with the head.


Excellent. The head was fine on mine without it btw! Caramalt is good for that too! You should get super head!
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