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Old 06-25-2011, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default yeast explosion.

I purchased two White labs California ale yeast and they both fizzed like a soda bottle when I opened them.

Any thoughts on that?

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Old 06-25-2011, 11:30 PM   #2
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That is when you know they are fresh! Just be careful opening the next ones you get

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Just buy a small swimming pool, throw everything in and mash it. Then open ferment in another swimming pool with all the yeast.
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:07 AM   #3
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Really. I've never had that happen before. I assumed it was bad, and ruined my 1st all grain batch.

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I started a 2L starter tonight and used 2 tubes of WL001. I shake each tube to throughly mix all the yeast and both of them were just like opening a 2liter bottle of soda that was shaken up. It's like that with all my white lab yeasts

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