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WrongCoastBrewery 12-31-2010 08:51 PM

British Ale Yeast Issue
 
I ordered a vial of White Labs British Ale Yeast from Midwest on Monday. Got it today and lo & behold it looked like rotten milk when it coagulates (sp?). I shook it up to see what happens and this is what I got.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_1uGYvHufWx4/TR...te%20Labs1.jpg

I have a vial of the European Pilsner yeast from White Labs and took some comparison photos to show you the differences.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_1uGYvHufWx4/TR...te%20Labs2.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_1uGYvHufWx4/TR...20Labs%203.jpg

The last photo was taken less than five minutes after I shook up the vial. Is the yeast shot or is it as Midwest said "very flocculent"?

BigEd 12-31-2010 09:25 PM

It's fine. Not all yeast strains look the same.

bierhaus15 12-31-2010 09:26 PM

Make a starter regardless. It's probably fine.

rockfish42 12-31-2010 09:28 PM

It's just highly flocculent.

WrongCoastBrewery 12-31-2010 09:58 PM

Thanks for the quick responses guys. Starter in works as we speak. Happy New Year!

CeJ 01-01-2011 03:20 PM

I just made a strong ale from AHS with that yeast. Looked exactly the same and came out perfect.

Calder 01-01-2011 04:17 PM

I find some yeasts clump more, and it takes more 'shaking' to get it separated and mixed. That's what it looks like to me. Make the starter and it should end up looking like the other one if you do it on a stir plate of regularly shak it.

pbarning 01-02-2011 01:05 AM

I've used that strain several times and it looked like that everytime.

dwarven_stout 01-02-2011 01:09 AM

Yup, it's a British Ale yeast.

gwren 01-02-2011 01:06 PM

Let me guess, WL 07?


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