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Toy4Rick 08-14-2011 02:53 AM

WLP002 looks like curdled milk
Hey gang,

I purchased WLP002 today with an expiration of 11/20/11. 60 minutes out of the fridge I'm ready to pitch, shake it up and it looks like curdled milk. The more I shake it, the smaller the curds get. It never mixes with the clear liquid. Let it sit for 30 seconds and it gels back into one layer of yeast. Each shake only produces curd like pieces.

My LHBS says it's very healthy and active and not to worry. I went back home and pitched it, it looked like curdled milk sitting on top of the wort.

It had the smell of yeast, not spoiled from what I can tell

What do you think? RDWHAHB or am I in trouble? :confused:


Bierliebhaber 08-14-2011 02:59 AM

That's exactly what wlp002 should look like. No worries. wlp002 and wlp007 both look like this.

scottland 08-14-2011 02:59 AM

100% RDWHAHB. WLP002 is extremely flocculate yeast. When it's not actively fermenting it drops out of solution in those thick chunks. It's completely normal. Many British yeasts will have the same characteristic.

Mpavlik22 08-14-2011 03:04 AM

Thats how WLP002 is

Toy4Rick 08-14-2011 03:17 AM

Thanks everyone for the confidence boost. :ban:

I just finished a Hef, think I'll have another :mug:


Flomaster 08-14-2011 04:44 AM

here is what I have spinning right meow... its getting pitched tomorrow afternoon


Toy4Rick 08-14-2011 11:48 PM

:rockin: Fermentation started today

Thanks everyone


LarMoeCur 08-15-2011 01:01 AM

My favorite! The Cottage Cheese Starter! I love it!

EricCSU 08-15-2011 09:19 PM

It is a sign of the great flocculation those yeasts get. Grab a 002 or 007 vial and then any other vial of yeast, shake them, and watch the 002/007 floc easily compared to the other yeast.


Jshine42 09-30-2012 02:03 PM

I hate to threadzombie this thing.. I'm dealing with the same thing as WLP004 right now.. I turn off the stir plate and it all falls to the bottom in 30 seconds. Has anyone else had this experience with WLP004?

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