And I wasn't even invited... All I got was some FUNK aromas from my two starters.
They smelled A LOT like Belgian Trippels... most choose to use the description "banana and clove", I prefer varnish and hot bags of cut grass.
I poured off (decanted?) most of the liquid and the yeast smells fine. I am just worried that maybe the yeast is infected or stressed.
Can I risk using these starters? They're in the fridge, I haven't tossed them. I would like to know I haven't wasted $12 on two vials, but I would like even more to know I won't waste money on spoiled batches of beer.