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Old 07-26-2008, 02:06 AM   #1
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I transferred my last batch into the keg and was going to wash my yeast when the sediment consisted of lumpy looking yeast. I've never run into this before, should I go ahead and wash it or is the yeast bad? The sample had a off flavor I couldn't place. It was also the first time I've used a counterflow wort chiller. heres a pic, it was taken as your looking down into the carboy.

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Old 07-26-2008, 04:02 AM   #2
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Looks fine to me. Some strains clump up, some don't. No biggie.

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You're fine...All yeastcakes are different, and some are down right hideous...I just realized tonight I hate notingham, mostly because of the krauzen curdles.

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