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Old 03-17-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Questionable starter...

I have a starter of 1272 that I pitched from a brand new smack pack last night. As of this morning, I am having some doubts about it...

It has a LOT of co2 build up in it. When I shake it, it goes absolutely nuts with foam... I faintly smell a little bit of vinegar, but honestly I don't know if I am being paranoid or not...

Someone please give me some advice as I am going back and forth on what to do with it right now lol.


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Old 03-17-2014, 04:31 PM   #2
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Make a 1 liter starter. Go from there.

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Old 03-17-2014, 04:34 PM   #3
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Make a 1 liter starter. Go from there.

It's already in a 1+ liter starter...


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I recently brewed a batch with what is supposed to be the WhiteLabs equivalent of this strain, WLP051. It can be known to throw a very strong sulfur smell. Rotting egg like, sour vinegar, so on. I would consider this to be normal, both my starter and batch smelled strongly of it until it was allowed to rest after fermentation for about 3-4 days to clear.

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I recently brewed a batch with what is supposed to be the WhiteLabs equivalent of this strain, WLP051. It can be known to throw a very strong sulfur smell. Rotting egg like, sour vinegar, so on. I would consider this to be normal, both my starter and batch smelled strongly of it until it was allowed to rest after fermentation for about 3-4 days to clear.

I've brewed with it several times in the past and knew about the sulphur, but I was concerned about an acetobacter infection.

I asked a few other local homebrew friends who confirmed what I suspected... We ended up not using the yeast.


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