Clumpy WLP002 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Clumpy WLP002

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-10-2010, 07:54 AM   #1
Frodo
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Reno, NV
Posts: 1,033
Liked 28 Times on 27 Posts



I just made a starter, and no matter how hard I shook the vial of WLP002 the yeast slurry never completely broke up and looked milky like the white labs yeast usually does; instead it was all clumpy... looked like all the clumps were about 1 to 2 mm across. The "best by" date is Feb 2011. This is my first time using WLP002. Any reason to worry?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2010, 08:05 AM   #2
Brewsmith
 
Brewsmith's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2005
Torrance, CA
Posts: 6,247
Liked 62 Times on 58 Posts


Normal for that yeast


__________________
Fermenting:#160 Apollo/Calypso Pale Ale
Kegged:#153 Old Helicon Barleywine 2013, #157 Irish Red, #158 Mosaic IPA, #159 Bravo/Delta ESB
Up Next:Brown Porter, American Stout, Imperial Stout
My Recipes
Tuba Sonata

Smith & Co. Custom Tap Handles

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2010, 08:38 AM   #3
Frodo
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Reno, NV
Posts: 1,033
Liked 28 Times on 27 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brewsmith View Post
Normal for that yeast
Cool thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 04:09 AM   #4
Saccharomyces
Be good to your yeast...
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Saccharomyces's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Pflugerville, Texas
Posts: 5,423
Liked 108 Times on 62 Posts


WLP007 does the same thing. Sure is ugly isn't it?
__________________
[How to Calculate Mash Efficiency | Do I Need a Yeast Starter? | My Ghetto Fermentation Chamber | Twitter | 6 Gal. HDPE Fermenters | Slanting Yeast | No Sparge Brewing]

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soperbrew
big brother only monitors facebook and untappd

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 06:16 AM   #5
Frodo
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Reno, NV
Posts: 1,033
Liked 28 Times on 27 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Saccharomyces View Post
WLP007 does the same thing. Sure is ugly isn't it?
Cottage cheese comes to mind... Anywho, that's good to know about WLP007 - haven't used that one either.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 07:38 AM   #6
bolts
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Portland, OR
Posts: 306
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts


Makes for incredibly clear beer after cold crashing.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 08:53 AM   #7
StAnthonyB
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
New York
Posts: 326
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Saccharomyces View Post
WLP007 does the same thing. Sure is ugly isn't it?

A little but related to WLP007 and WLP002.

I have only used WLP007 once (ran it side by side with WLP022) and noticed it dropped to the bottom of the fermenter within a day or so, but, it continued to throw 3/8"-sized chunks of yeast up from the bottom of the carboy back up into the ferment. The chunks would immediately fall back to the bottom.

'Been brewing since the early 90's and have never seen anything like it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 09:06 AM   #8
Frodo
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Reno, NV
Posts: 1,033
Liked 28 Times on 27 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by StAnthonyB View Post
A little but related to WLP007 and WLP002.

I have only used WLP007 once (ran it side by side with WLP022) and noticed it dropped to the bottom of the fermenter within a day or so, but, it continued to throw 3/8"-sized chunks of yeast up from the bottom of the carboy back up into the ferment. The chunks would immediately fall back to the bottom.

'Been brewing since the early 90's and have never seen anything like it.
My starter has about a 1/2" layer of yeast on the bottom right now, and it is doing that exact thing. The chunks it's spewing up are bb size. It's like a 1 gallon brown lava lamp... I've seen similar types of blurps from a lot of trub on the bottom of a carboy, but I always thought that was just trapped CO2.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2010, 04:02 PM   #9
EricCSU
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Austin, TX
Posts: 1,157
Liked 61 Times on 31 Posts


Both 002 and 007 floc like a ton of bricks, so that may account for the texture.

Eric
__________________
Kegged: Belgian Dark Strong (8.9%abv)

Fermenting: Arrogant Bastard Clone, BCS Dry stout

Planned: Rye IPA, ESB, Oatmeal Pale Ale, Rye Amber

Can You Brew It Recipe Database
Convert an all grain recipe to extract
Hop Substitution Chart

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2010, 05:54 PM   #10
0110x011
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
San Bernardino, CA
Posts: 93

That's common for a good percentage of British yeasts, and is one of the main reasons I love them. Given enough cold conditioning time, even my dry hopped beers come out crystal clear.


__________________
Check out my blog: Small Batch Brewing, and/or follow me on twitter @SmallBatchBrew

And watch my show! www.NewBrewThursday.com

Primary:
Secondary: Sour Red, Saison Tarté Noire, Flemish Red A/B, Flemish Oud Pale, Sour Experiment A/B/C/D
Kegged: Summer Spiced Saison, Rakau Pale Ale, Saison d' Tablé, International IPA, Belgian Witbier
Bottled: OaksterDAMN Barleywine, Saison Noire, Royale with Cheese, Awkward Encounter Wild Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WLP002 With a 1-2-3 Schedule? jmferris Fermentation & Yeast 3 11-06-2010 02:25 PM
Clumpy Yeast starter Double-R Fermentation & Yeast 2 07-30-2010 12:59 AM
WLP002 dry substitute? Morbo Fermentation & Yeast 3 05-14-2010 09:14 PM
Wlp002 thewhoner Fermentation & Yeast 2 02-28-2010 10:52 PM
Stinky, Clumpy Wyeast Irish Ale Yeas Fermentation EinGutesBier Fermentation & Yeast 3 02-09-2010 03:41 PM


Forum Jump