Ok, this is bugging me. Two weeks ago I brewed a modified version of my Oatmeal Stout- this time I added 4oz of peat smoked grain to it for a smoked oatmeal stout. Brewing went great however I didn't have time to make a starter before i brewed so I made one on the brew day and pitched it the next day... or so I thought.
I brew with a friend of mine- we've been brewing for a couple years together and we split the costs of all our equipment. He usually comes over to my house every Sunday afternoon to brew. On this occasion he stayed the night with his girlfriend because he wanted to brew again with her the next morning before heading home to Lansing. He brewed an imperial stout.
Before I left for work the next morning I asked him if he would just pitch the starter we'd made the afternoon before when he was going to leave that afternoon- Sure.
When I got home from work that evening I immediatly noticed that the starter was still sitting on the counter... damn. He must have just forgot in his rush to get headed home. Oh well I'll just pitch it now, no biggie... *blub blub blub**
Then I saw the note on the table-
"Hal, I pitched the starter we made yesterday. The one on the counter is for the Imperial Stout, Please pitch it tomorrow!" ****.
So this leads to my question:
Originally he pitched The White Labs WLP004 Irish Ale starter. A couple hours later I pitched a starter made with Wyeast Smack Pack American Ale 1056. Original Gravity was 1.067. I just transferred to secondary and took a gravity... 1.047. ****. What do you think went wrong and now what can I do to save this beer?