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Old 04-27-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default Help! Starter gone bad somehow?

I made a starter with WLP-029 Kölsh yeast yesterday morning. This is my first time handling this yeast. I read that it gives off sulphur odors. That's a big check. But when I checked the flask this morning, this is what it looks like...imageuploadedbyhome-brew1398619693.716221.jpg
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:42 PM   #2
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Anyone? I'm brewing now and I want to know if I need to run to the store


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Old 04-27-2014, 08:54 PM   #3
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I'm not familiar with that yeast, but it looks fine to me. Do you think there's enough to pitch?

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I've used it looks ok to me from the pic. If you're making a kolsch I recommend fermenting at 60 and be patient... Took about 6 weeks for mine to finish but ended up awesome.

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Also, something about this yeast that makes it have almost a purple twinge to it. When I was cleaning out the keg, the yeast and small amount of beer at the bottom had a purple hue to it. Anyone else see that?

But key to a good clean kolsch is patience in the fermentation, low temps and lager.

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Do you think there's enough to pitch?

According to brewers friend yeast calculator, I came in just under 1M/ml/P so I should be good


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I've used it looks ok to me from the pic. If you're making a kolsch I recommend fermenting at 60 and be patient... Took about 6 weeks for mine to finish but ended up awesome.

Okay thanks a lot, I just pitched and we'll see how it goes. Also, I've heard that several places. Ferment at 60* even though the yeast range is 65-69. The ferm won't die out?


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Also, since I've never brewed a Kolsch before, you think I should lager it in a fresh vessel? Or should I keep it on the yeast? Or does it matter?


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I just brewed a Kölsch and plan to rack to a secondary for what I'm going to call a lager. I don't have real lager capability but I have a cool basement.


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