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odh2507 02-11-2012 10:18 PM

First time with liquid yeast
 
GOt some white labs liquid yeast. First shot w the liquid yeast. Its in the fridge now. And it seems to have separated from solids and liquids. Is this normal? If i shake it, it mixes again. I assume this is normal, but figured id check

jeffd10 02-11-2012 10:31 PM

LoL,

Shake it like it owes you money !!!

Let it come up to room temp for a few hours :rockin:

JeffD

osagedr 02-11-2012 10:32 PM

Make sure you make an appropriate sized starter before pitching.

Schnitzengiggle 02-11-2012 10:34 PM

Yes, yeast flocculates at low temperatures and when there is nothing left to ferment, this is why your beer becomes clear as fermentation finishes.

The yeast will not stay in suspension if there is nothing to ferment, or if the temperature is too low for the yeast type.

I ususally direct everyone who is new at using liquid cultures to Mr. Malty this is a very informative site, and will teach you all the basics you need to know about liquid yeast, and their proper use.

Yooper 02-11-2012 10:39 PM

One tip- once you shake it well, GENTLY crack open the top and let it degas before opening the top all of the way. Unless you want all of the yeast all over your brew room, that is. I wish someone would have told me that the first time! :drunk:

odh2507 02-11-2012 10:52 PM

@schnitz. Thanks for the link. Good info. And yooper. Thanks for the heads up. Lol.

Good to go. Thanks guys

JoeyChopps 02-11-2012 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yooper
One tip- once you shake it well, GENTLY crack open the top and let it degas before opening the top all of the way. Unless you want all of the yeast all over your brew room, that is. I wish someone would have told me that the first time! :drunk:

+1000 every now and again I forget to go slow and feel like a total dumass when yeast spews all over the place

Schnitzengiggle 02-12-2012 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeyChopps

+1000 every now and again I forget to go slow and feel like a total dumass when yeast spews all over the place

Brewkakke

jdubb75 02-12-2012 01:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yooper
One tip- once you shake it well, GENTLY crack open the top and let it degas before opening the top all of the way. Unless you want all of the yeast all over your brew room, that is. I wish someone would have told me that the first time! :drunk:

YES! I could have used a little advanced warning, myself.

mike20793 02-12-2012 01:14 AM

That happened to me earlier when I went to make my starter. Shook it so much and forgot to slowly open the cap. It didn't spew all over the place, but it did get all over my hands. All is good; the starter is humming along nicely.


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