Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > My yeast is all lumpy.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-16-2010, 01:57 AM   #1
IHateMayonnaise
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 89
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default My yeast is all lumpy. [SOLVED]

About 20 minutes into steeping the grains of my 5th batch (American Stout), looked over to see if the yeast was warming up at all and noticed that it was in one big (solid) lump. Gently moved it back in forth for two solid minutes, now it's in a hundred little chunks. Did it ten minutes later, not much better.

The yeast is White Labs British Ale Yeast. I chose not to do a starter on this due to the low gravity of the beer. Should I just assume that this will work itself out? Or am I screwed?

Thanks yall

IHateMayonnais



IHateMayonnaise is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 01:59 AM   #2
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,812
Liked 2874 Times on 1699 Posts
Likes Given: 3511

Default

It will work itself out just fine, though since you opted not to make a starter (though for anything above 1.025 og you should) more than likely you will have a lag time.


__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew
Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 02:02 AM   #3
Austinhomebrew
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,536
Liked 116 Times on 96 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

The White Labs strains that are high flocculators will look clumpy like cottage cheese at times. All is good.

Forrest
Austinhomebrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 02:04 AM   #4
IHateMayonnaise
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 89
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Thanks for the replies!

My original worry was that a lot of the clumps would settle to the bottom with the hops and just sit there and not do anything. So I should not worry about this?
IHateMayonnaise is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 02:06 AM   #5
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,812
Liked 2874 Times on 1699 Posts
Likes Given: 3511

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IHateMayonnaise View Post
Thanks for the replies!

My original worry was that a lot of the clumps would settle to the bottom with the hops and just sit there and not do anything. So I should not worry about this?
No, you shouldn't worry about anything.....It will be fine despite what you may think. The yeast are really good at figuring out what they need to do, they've been doing it for 45 million years.
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew
Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 02:08 AM   #6
ajf
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ajf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Long Island
Posts: 4,643
Liked 103 Times on 97 Posts
Likes Given: 39

Default

I read the title, and thought WLP002

Another vote for it will be fine.

-a.
__________________
There are only 10 types of people in this world. Those that understand binary, and those that don't.
ajf is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 02:10 AM   #7
IHateMayonnaise
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 89
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Problem solved. Thanks yall!


IHateMayonnaise is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Washing yeast, starters, pre-made wort, all kinds of yeast Q's 98EXL General Techniques 15 09-06-2011 05:55 PM
Liquid Yeast--Do Kits in Sequence or Split Yeast Pack? osagedr Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 02-27-2010 03:24 PM
WL East Coast Ale Yeast - Who has a good all grain recipe for this yeast? Griffsta Recipes/Ingredients 7 05-16-2009 09:12 PM
lumpy yeast cake strangebrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 07-26-2008 03:04 AM
Lumpy Dog Brown from Rock Bottom FEARDIZ Recipes/Ingredients 17 03-04-2008 02:11 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS