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Old 06-21-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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First time I've seen 'flock' in my yeast starter. Need to know if it's ok to pitch? Wyeast packet swelled up normally. Have a picture, but don't have URL to post from.

 
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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Not sure what flock is, but if you mean it looks "chunky", it's fine.
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:20 PM   #3
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use photobucket - but if it is the "clumps" of yeast like the White Labs Zurich Lager is good at producing it is fine.... Flocculent little bastages!!!

 
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:21 PM   #4
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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Normal, it's all done fermenting out so go ahead and cold crash, decant and pitch it or step it up if needed.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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that's perfectly normal for some strains.. i would just suggest to chill it in the fridge then decant a bit but you'll be good
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:38 PM   #7
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What do you mean by "cold crash" & "decant"?

 
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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Just a guess but put in the fridge to make all the yeast settle to the bottom then pour (decant) the liquid (beer) off the top.

 
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:48 PM   #9
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What do you mean by "cold crash" & "decant"?
Cold crash means put it in the fridge for 24 hours, all the yeast will settle out and form a nice cake t the bottom,

Decant the liquid leaving just enough to swirl up the yeast into a slurry when you all the yeast to warm up to pitching temperature on brew day.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #10
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Thanks all. In fridge now (cold crashing) and will decant tomorrow...brew day.

 
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