Hi I did a 3 liter starter for a dortmunder I brewed yesterday. The starter had 5 packs of yeast in it and was on a stir plate. I pitched the whole starter into 12 gallons of wort.
Last night after pitching I noticed that the flask I used to make the starter smelled of fresh banana. I did not smell this when I smelled the starter before pitching. I know I should decant but here that wasn't an option. l
I made the starter and cooled it down in ice water until the flask felt cool and then I fermented the starter in a 52 degree fridge.
I may have pitched the yeast too warm but I would think that the 52 degree fridge would cool it off quickly.......
What can I do to prevent this in the future?
Is this a problem.
Will it show up in the final beer.
thanks-and Go Bears!!
Hopefully this is not going on in my beer-see pic