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Zeppman 03-07-2014 03:14 AM

Mold on top of yeast slurry jar
 
Hey guys,

Went to make a starter from saved slurry this evening and there was a dime sized chunk of what looked like white mold floating on the surface of the liquid in the mason jar. I poured it out and went ahead with making the starter , but should I use it?

eastoak 03-07-2014 03:29 AM

i wouldn't, yeast is cheap.

Bamsdealer 03-07-2014 04:51 AM

Get new yeast if you think it was mold. No reason to risk an entire batch for a few dollars in new yeast.

insanim8er 03-07-2014 05:35 AM

Just boil it to kill any possibilities of infection.

Wreck99 03-07-2014 05:58 AM

I wouldn't.

TexanRudeboy 03-07-2014 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by insanim8er (Post 5966388)
Just boil it to kill any possibilities of infection.

Lol...

DrWill 03-07-2014 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by insanim8er (Post 5966388)
Just boil it to kill any possibilities of infection.


Of course you could also bake it in the oven for about 2 hours and make your own dried yeast.

That'll work, right? Right?


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Zeppman 03-07-2014 01:56 PM

I guess I thought that since the infection was separated from the yeast by beer, I'd be ok... Everything smelled fine.

Oh well, I have a back up packet of dry yeast to use for tonight.

I've been having issues with washing yeast lately. I follow the sticky in the forum, and usually 2 out of the 4 mason jars I end up with usually has some mold on the surface of the beer when I go to use the yeast. I've never had an infected beer in 6 years of brewing, and I always thought I was practicing good sanitation.

wilserbrewer 03-07-2014 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeppman (Post 5966907)
I've been having issues with washing yeast lately.

I would give up washing yeast, and simply store and repitch the yeast slurry that can be found in the bottom of your fermenter, IMHO less chance of infection and a hell of a lot easier!

Zeppman 03-07-2014 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wilserbrewer (Post 5966936)
I would give up washing yeast, and simply store and repitch the yeast slurry that can be found in the bottom of your fermenter, IMHO less chance of infection and a hell of a lot easier!


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