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Ok....making a Belgian Double. I made a starter as recommended ... everywhere. I warmed the packed up for about 3 hours then smacked it. Let it sit for about an hour then poured it into the flask. It was a 3 liter starter. Using a stir plate. It was a full 36 hours before there was any activity at all - and then just a small ring of foam around the outer edge of the flask. I had started the starter on Wed evening for a beer to be made Sunday morning. By Saturday evening (10pm) the starter was still chugging along. I put it into the fridge for a cold crash anyway for the Sunday brew. There was a pretty good layer of yeast on the bottom but the "beer" in the flask was very milky still. I poured off 2+ liters of the beer into another flask (yes, making another starter) and used the yeast cake at the bottom for the Double. More than enough. About 4 hours after the yeast went into the primary, there was plenty of activity. 24 hours into the primary and there was 3" of foam in the carboy. I haven't tasted the beer yet. Still conditioning. Moral of the story: Give yourself SEVERAL days for the starter to complete. It does start out slow but then takes off quickly and finishes nice. Over 50 brews and this is my first liquid yeast. Hope it turns out!