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Old 03-08-2012, 12:07 AM   #1
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I made my first starter but could not use it immediately due to a leaking spigot on my brew kettle. I had it out at room temperature for two days and then in my freezer at 35F to 42F. It is a lager yeast.

I took it out of the freezer this morning to get it to room temperature. It has a wonderful inch thick yeast layer at the bottom but also some small white floaties on the surface. What is this ans is it normal and safe to pitch after decanting?

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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i'd say it's fine. without a pic, it's hard to tell, but the floaties are most likely yeast.

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I think you have nothing to worry about. Probably as NB said just some yeast floating around. They were probably displaced by a CO2 pocket.

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i'd say it's fine. without a pic, it's hard to tell, but the floaties are most likely yeast.
That is what I though. It is similar to what floats in the bottom of a Franziskaner Weissbier that you shake out the bottom of the bottle before pouring. Yeasties.
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I think you have nothing to worry about. Probably as NB said just some yeast floating around. They were probably displaced by a CO2 pocket.
Thanks for the quick reply. Brew on!
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I had some strange white floaties in my starter last week too. It was two little white blobs, and I'm sure it wasn't yeast or bubbles. I use fermcap-s in my starters, and I think it might have been solid crusties that came out of the bottle of fermcap. I pitched it in my stout on Sunday, and everything looks and tastes normal so far...

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