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Old 04-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default Parliament Rocked It Out In My Basement...

And I wasn't even invited... All I got was some FUNK aromas from my two starters.

They smelled A LOT like Belgian Trippels... most choose to use the description "banana and clove", I prefer varnish and hot bags of cut grass.

I poured off (decanted?) most of the liquid and the yeast smells fine. I am just worried that maybe the yeast is infected or stressed.


Can I risk using these starters? They're in the fridge, I haven't tossed them. I would like to know I haven't wasted $12 on two vials, but I would like even more to know I won't waste money on spoiled batches of beer.

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Old 04-17-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
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Well it would help to know what strains of yeast you were starting... some throw the aromas you are talking about... especially if they are on a stirplate and warm.

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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Dry English and Yorkshire Square .... when I put them in my basement the temp was below 65*.... they're in plastic containers, they were slightly cracked to allow CO2 to escape.

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