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Old 11-27-2009, 12:24 AM   #1
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Any thoughts? It had been taking a slower time to get going vs. my bavarian lager wyeast starter, so I took a sniff and smelt cardboard. It's a belgian saison yeast from white labs. Cause for major concern?
on deck - Rum/Bourbon Porters, ipa
carboy - Oktoberfest lager
carboy - Oktoberfest S-05 (could be contaminated)
bucket -
keg 1 - Saison
keg 2 -
keg 3 -
keg 4 - Crappy Pilsner
keg 5 - Crappy Pilsner
keg 6 -

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Old 11-27-2009, 05:26 AM   #2
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Cardboard usually means oxidation, which is something you want as much of as possible in a starter. Decant off the spent wort and you should be fine.

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Old 11-27-2009, 05:28 AM   #3
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Scimmia is long as you decant the beer off of the yeast and pitch only the yeast you should be fine....
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