Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway - Last Chance to Enter!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Starter = ? Looks Like Curdled Milk ?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-11-2010, 09:59 AM   #1
jalgayer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Carbondale, PA
Posts: 497
Default Starter = ? Looks Like Curdled Milk ?

Hey All

Woke up this morning... and my starter on a stir plate looked like it had 'curdled' so to speak.

Looks a little like the hot/cold break material but only much more solid (and it is not the hot/cold break - its only a 1L starter and it wasnt there from 4pm (when I made it) until 10pm last night)

Maybe big globs of yeast? I am just used to my starters looking just plain brownish with bubbles floating up and a whirlpool in the center.

Any ideas on this?

__________________

Regards,
Jason

BOTTLED / DRINKING
Mad-Elf Inspiration, Graff


SECONDARY
Flander's Sour Red {1 Year Old on July 28, 2011}

PRIMARY
Vanilla-Almond Pumpkin Ale, Surly Furious, Triple Karmelite Clone


ON DECK
Double White

jalgayer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2010, 10:06 AM   #2
944play
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 2,733
Liked 35 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 56

Default

I see you have an ESB as your "On Deck" so I'm guessing that's just English yeast doing what they do and flocculating like crazy.

__________________
OD: ?
Pri:-
Keg: Simple AIPA (2-row, Chinook, Cascade, WLP090)
944play is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2010, 12:46 PM   #3
Beerrific
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beerrific's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,600
Liked 45 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Yeah, assuming it is wlp002 or similar yeast, that is normal. This from WhiteLabs website concerning WLP002:

Quote:
Is WLP002 English Ale supposed to be grainy? I got the yeast out of the cooler and shook it up as I normally do, and it appeared to be coagulated. I've never used this strain of yeast before -- is this normal?

Yes, the yeast often looks coagulated - that is the high flocculation characteristic of this yeast. You will see a similar look with our other English Style strains as well. You have to give it lots of aeration at the beginning. Shake the carboy every 15-30 minutes for the first few hours after pitching. Because the yeast is so flocculent, it gets easily caught in the trub and hops.
__________________
Beerrific is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2010, 01:37 PM   #4
maida7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,817
Liked 44 Times on 38 Posts

Default

Some of the English strains look like cottage cheese. Very clumpy.

__________________
maida7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2010, 02:04 PM   #5
SpanishCastleAle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 4,384
Liked 29 Times on 29 Posts

Default

Chunky cheese.

Have an English IPA on tap using this yeast (cake from previous batch) and I love the fruitiness.
__________________
Early brewers were primarily women, mostly because it was deemed a woman's job. Mesopotamian men, of some 3,800 years ago, were obviously complete assclowns and had yet to realize the pleasure of brewing beer.- Beer Advocate
SpanishCastleAle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2010, 02:19 PM   #6
Brew-boy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brew-boy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lapeer, Michigan
Posts: 2,415
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

WLP002 is a Chunky Monkey all is good!

__________________
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

I rather owe you a dollar than cheat you out of it.."Dad"

http://lapeerareabrewers.com/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LapeerAreaBrewers/
Brew-boy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-12-2010, 04:19 AM   #7
jalgayer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Carbondale, PA
Posts: 497
Default

Thanks all!

__________________

Regards,
Jason

BOTTLED / DRINKING
Mad-Elf Inspiration, Graff


SECONDARY
Flander's Sour Red {1 Year Old on July 28, 2011}

PRIMARY
Vanilla-Almond Pumpkin Ale, Surly Furious, Triple Karmelite Clone


ON DECK
Double White

jalgayer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2012, 11:29 PM   #8
flabyboy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dover, MN
Posts: 948
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts

Default

I noticed this with my starter while using the Yorkshire Square yeast. Looked curdled

__________________
flabyboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2012, 01:26 AM   #9
Gtrman13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 235
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I just had the same with WLP007. Pretty gross looking after it had cold crashed, but it looked pretty neat while on the stir plate!

__________________

Uhhhm...

Gtrman13 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2012, 06:25 PM   #10
HolyKrausenBatman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 57
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts

Default

This is slightly off topic, but specific to 002. How does one avoid getting the clumps into the finished product? I've let it settle, cooled it down, racked to bottling bucket, let that sit for a bit and still end up with some floaties in some of the bottles. Love the yeast, but it's a tricky one.

__________________
HolyKrausenBatman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Milk Stout with Real Milk Micycle Recipes/Ingredients 43 10-27-2014 06:58 PM
Why does the yeast from my smack pack look curdled? SenorWanderer General Beer Discussion 8 06-12-2010 11:58 PM
Making a milk stout, with milk iarobertson Recipes/Ingredients 9 01-05-2010 10:28 PM
using a milk jug for a starter NotALamer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 07-30-2009 05:14 AM
Goats Milk vs. Cow Milk TxBrew Cheese Making Forum 9 04-27-2009 07:39 PM