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Old 12-14-2005, 02:44 AM   #1
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I brewed some two row with no hops, I wanted to see what it would taste like? It used the whirlfloc for the first time last 10 mins of boil. I looked good and gravity checked out, I used Windsor dry yeast. I only brewed 2.5 gals and I have it in a 5 gal carboy. It is churning good only been sitting a day, but the krausen looks like corn flakes? Is this from the whirlfloc? The beer looks pretty clear, has a few floaties flying in the beer. I am puzzled, never seen this before, looks like the wizard of Oz in there.

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Old 12-14-2005, 03:14 AM   #2
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hhmm? could be the yeast, and probably not the whirlfloc? that makes things coagulate in the boil, so when it's cooled, it falls out into cold break.

smell the co2 coming out of the lock and see how it smells. if it smells okay, it's probably all right? it'll be a sweet tasting brew that's for sure.

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Old 12-15-2005, 04:23 AM   #3
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When I made my oatmeal stout it had the flaked stuff in it too. Everything seemed to settle out just fine and it tastes great.

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Yeah man, that is the yeast. It will eventually fall to the bottom.
That is what the description means when it reads "top fermenting ale yeast".

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is that a Kellog's strain y'all use that looks like corn flakes? ;~)

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The Safale 56 strain REALLY does the corn flake effect....not sure about which others do....

I think the Windsor strain is a dry yeast too, right?

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Old 12-16-2005, 04:09 AM   #7
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yes the windsor is a dry yeast and it all fell out. I checked gravity today after it looked calm. SG 1.010@72F racked to secondary. Tasted the stuff and it is tasting and smelling of beer! It should be a pretty clear beer. I used a counter flow chiller. Thought maybe the whirlfloc got in the primary?

I will keep you posted.

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