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Old 09-21-2009, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Belgian Starter Showing No Yeast

Brewing right now and I noticed that the Abbey Ale WLP 530 starter that I made approximately 13 hours ago shows no yeast slurry. I pitched a full white labs vial into an 1800ml starter. I'm used to seeing a big yeast slurry by now. I have never worked with Belgian yeasts but does this sound normal or abnormal to anyone. Thanks!

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Old 09-21-2009, 06:33 PM   #2
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Default Belgian Starter Showing No Yeast

I had a similar problem like this when i made my 2000ml starter for a Belgian using WLP500. I made it 2 days before my brew day and when i went to pitch there wasnt the normal large yeast cake at the bottom of the flask, but i pitched it anyway. It didnt take off like a lot of my brews when i pitch a starter, but it took off in about 16 hours and i had a solid fermentation...... so no worries just pitch it and sit back, wait, and have a beer.

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Old 09-21-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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Thanks. It really wasn't going to change my brew day because what can I do at this point besides a no chill and running to get more yeast which I don't feel like messing with nor do I think it's necessary. Simply wanted some prior experience to chime in so I had some knowledge to work off of.

The brewing is going solid. I have to say that working with homemade candi syrup is a pain in the a$$ but it smells delicious. About 25 minutes left in the boil.

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Good to hear about the brew day and props to you for going all the way and making your own candi syrup..... i have always used AHS Dark Belgian Candi Syrup.

Let us know how it ends up going.

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