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Old 07-10-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
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What's going on everyone. I just finished my third batch of beer (my first all grain batch) today and had a question about the yeast. Usually i take my yeast out of the fridge one hour before putting into my primary fermenter with the wort. This time when I was brewing i took it out of the fridge an hour and a half before putting it in. As I put it in, I shook it and dumped it as usual, it came out with a few chunks in it. I gently broke up the chunks, closed the lid, and put the action guage (the thing that bubbles, haha) on and let it go. MY question is was the yeast bad because I had it sit out too long or was it just chunky this time?


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Old 07-10-2010, 11:21 PM   #2
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Nope, it's normal on certain well floculating yeast to be well compacted, you can now RDWHAHB.

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Old 07-10-2010, 11:44 PM   #3
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did i kill or mess up the yeast by breaking it up?

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Nope, they're pretty hardy. You just broke up their little slumber, now they will PARTY ON!!!

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Old 07-11-2010, 02:10 AM   #5
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What yeast was it?

WLP002 looks like cottage cheese

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Old 07-11-2010, 09:36 PM   #6
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it was california ale yeast. and it is burpin like hell today. i guess there really was no problem

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