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Old 07-21-2014, 03:40 AM   #1
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Default Weird Yeast cake? help

Hi, not yeast cake... krausen... but it looks like oatmeal!

so, today I brewed an IPA and used a yeast starter for the first time... I followed the instructions from my LBHS, this means:

1 qt of water
1/2 cup of DME
yeast nutrient

Boil 20 minutes, add 1 packet of Wyeast 1056

I let it hang out on the counter for around 36 hrs (Friday night until Sunday afternoon) at or around 68 degrees.

I pitched the yeast starter into my well oxygenated wort and this is how it looks this evening. Mind you it's been in the carboy for 6 hours about..

This looks really weird and I'm not sure what to make of it...

is it normal?

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Old 07-21-2014, 08:04 AM   #2
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Looks like cold break held up by the active fermentation to me. RDWHAHB

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Old 07-21-2014, 03:17 PM   #3
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I would say it looks fine.

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I've seen 1056 clump up quite a bit like that before, even early in fermentation - except if I remember correctly it is interacting with the beer more and floating around (up and down).

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Old 07-22-2014, 03:35 PM   #5
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I don't see any reason to be concerned. I've seen that before.

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