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Old 06-01-2010, 04:42 AM   #1
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I decided to try to collect some wild yeast with a DME starter. It's been out for about a week or so now and this has formed:



Should I toss it or just let it keep doing it's thing for a while? It's kind of scary looking....


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Old 06-01-2010, 05:00 AM   #2
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Judging from the color and the way it sits on the surface I'd say thats not a good yeast. Its probably a great mold. Not something you should probably brew with.


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Old 06-01-2010, 05:03 AM   #3
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Throw that out!

That is a true mold. that is the bad of bad.

I would try again after your area dries out
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:46 PM   #4
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It doesnt look that bad to me, it could be an oxidative yeast, brett will form a pellicle like that, as will pedio, add a bit of sacch let it ferment out if it already hasnt and taste it
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in any case the green stuff is most likely mold. that other stuff in between the mold-islands looks like another kind of infection not yeast.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:52 PM   #6
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yah, didnt notice any green stuff, Im color blind

green is most likely bad stuff
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I dumped it. I'll try again with whatever's left from my mash tun tomorrow.


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