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Is my starter okay

Wasabi1787

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So I had to do a 3L starter and didn't have a large enough container, so I used a 5 gal carboy. It's been 48 hours and I don't know if the yeast is active. Please let me know if these pictures tell you anything.

69 degrees, whitelabs 530, 1.2 lbs of lme
 

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brewfun

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For 5 gallons, that looks like a reasonable yeast cake. How fresh was the yeast?
 

twhitaker

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give it a swirl, you should notice foaming and cloudyness which then settles out. Looks ok to me. I usually use 2 cups water to 1/2 cup dme ratio.
swirl often to mix oxygen in.
 
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