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Old 02-06-2011, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default Photo: Does this starter look infected?

Made my starter Fri night, and it took off well. Now the krausen has gone down quite a bit and it has this funky-looking clumpy trub.

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Old 02-06-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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Does it smell as funky as it looks?

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Old 02-06-2011, 03:02 PM   #3
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Looks like Tofu...never seen a starter that looks like that. Usually it's a smooth bed of yeast. Don't really know what to think about that??? I wouldn't think an infection would sink to the bottom. Usually an infection will grow on the surface of the liquid.

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It looks like that after I give it a swirl. It looks a little smoother when it's settled. I'll take another pic in a minute.

It does smell a little funky. Slightly sour?

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Can you give some details on your starter? what did you make it out of, just standard DME, water, and yeast nutrient?

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Old 02-06-2011, 03:12 PM   #6
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Can you give some details on your starter? what did you make it out of, just standard DME, water, and yeast nutrient?
Yep. That's it.

I've never used a clear jug before, so I've never been able to see the bottom.
I assume it usually looks just like beer, so that's why I was concerned.
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Looks like clumped yeast. What yeast strain is it?

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Looks like many of the funky looking permutations of perfectly normal yeast development. What yeast is it?

It's fine.

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Looks like an English ale strain to me.

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Here's the bottom again. It's hard to tell, but it looks more normal all settled, but there is still a clumpy cottage cheese look.





Side note: Why does my phone/picassa keep cuting off the bottom of my pics?

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