First time using a yeast starter - did I stuff it??

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MKNew2Brew

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Hey all,

So I’m pretty new to homebrewing and am seeking some more experienced opinions (literally anyone). I am attempting to brew an IPA with a pretty high OG - so to assist it attempted to make a yeast starter for the first time (using white labs London Fog). The yeast starter seemed to come out well, but that is where i think I cooked it.. when I pitched the yeast starter I didn’t swirl it, so the “yeast sludge” stayed at the bottom of the flask (I soon realised that was likely the important part - so I pretty much pitched the krausen and yeast wort I think). Now because I’m an absolute newb, to solve the problem, I just added some of my cooled IPA wort back into the flask swirled the yeast loosed, re-pitched it, and gave the whole thing a shake (to aerate it).
So the questions is: have I likely ruined my beer or killed my yeast? If so can I salvage it at all? Or doomed to a bad brew?

Appreciate any info or opinion.
 
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If your sanitation was good at every step, including sanitation of all the utensils you used, serious infection is unlikely unless you waited many hours before the second pitching.
 

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Should be okay, time will tell.
Resist temptation to keep fiddling by opening the fermenter. Just wait.
 

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