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Old 01-31-2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default 1st time pitching decanted after refrigeration. Is my yeast okay?

I made a 2.5L lager starter with 2 packs of Wyeast Hella-Bock. Put it in the fridge in the mid-upper 30's for about 4 days. Took it out and let it warm to pitching temp of about 53F. Decanted and left a bit to swirl. While decanting, the yeast seemed to "peel" off the bottom. Is this pretty normal? I wasn't expecting it to be stuck together.

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Bobby_M>>I flood the keg with CO2 for one minute with the lid off, rack the beer in to the bottom gently, seal it, flood it, vent it. If there's still O2 in there after that, F it.
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Yep. Yeast sticks together when cold crashed.
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