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Old 06-26-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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I am on my 8 batch, I seem to be getting the hang of brewing very good extract beer. And I am a very adimit follower of waiting 1 week after pitching yeast to ask a question, becuase more often than not there is nothing wrong with your beer.

With that being said, what the hell is wrong with my yeast?

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I pitched Rehydrated dry yeast a week ago. Krausen was good, and fermentation looked good as well. This beer kit is Northern Brewer's Phat Tyre Beer.

Krausen and yeast granuals floating look like Grape-Nuts Cereal floating up and down. I have not seen this in any of my other beers.

This is the first time I have used Star San to sanitize, and I used Irsh Moss as well, both used as instructed.

I"m probably over reacting, and will just let it sit for 3 weeks and nothing will be wrong with it, but I thought I'd at least ask. Thanks Guys.

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:53 PM   #2
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It's a Belgian yeast, which means that what you're looking at is a vigorous raft of top-fermenting yeasties. It'll be fine.

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Old 08-07-2009, 07:40 PM   #3
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I used Fermentis Safale S-04 Dry Ale Yeast. I didn't go with a Wyeast or White labs. Thats why I"m a bit concerned.

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Safale 04 clumps together like that. It will fall all out completely. Just give it a few weeks.

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Old 08-07-2009, 09:23 PM   #5
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That is what S-04 looks like. It settled out from mine in a few days. I got 2 cups of pure yeast from my conical on the third day. I was shocked, this was the first ever dump of yeast. Other yeasts are not like that.

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