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Old 12-03-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default Tell me my starter isn't infected

I know I shouldn't worry, but this starter looks different than the dozen or so others I've done. It started out looking like this:

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Then, about 24 hrs after pitching, it changed to this, rather abruptly:


It smells fine, but the chunks look odd.

What do you think?

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Old 12-03-2009, 11:21 PM   #2
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Lumps and Clumps are typical of English Yeast strains, I wouldn't be concerned.

BTW, your thread title is tempting, tell her it isn't anything penicillin couldn't cure.

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Old 12-03-2009, 11:27 PM   #3
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Lumps and Clumps are typical of English Yeast strains, I wouldn't be concerned.

BTW, your thread title is tempting, tell her it isn't anything penicillin couldn't cure.
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A few years ago my oldest son and I both had sore throats. My wife took my son to the pediatrician who diagnosed strep throat. He suggested that both my son and I should be on antibiotics. My wife called me at work and said: "I just went to the doctor and he said that you need penicillin." After a few minutes, we both had a good laugh.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:15 AM   #4
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LOL English ale yeast. Yum yum

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Old 12-04-2009, 12:53 AM   #5
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I had a starter of 007 that literally stopped by stirplate because it flocculates so much.

totally fine on english strains don't worry.

also, you'll love the yeast because of the super packed yeast cake it leaves!

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That is just the hot break material and flocculated yeast coming up from the bottom. Nothing to worry about at all.

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Old 12-04-2009, 02:46 AM   #7
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You are fine, just a yeast strain you're not used to.

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