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Old 07-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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A few weeks ago I set out to brew another batch of Edworts Bee Cave Kolsch, since the first 10 gallons I made disappeared so quickly. Ordered my stuff from Midwest but couldn't find the option to send an ice pack with my yeast. When it arrived the yeast was super warm. I made a starter to see if it was still good and after 2 days of no activity I motored down to the LHBS and picked up another vial of WLP029 and pitched it into the same starter(I believe this was my mistake). After brewing, I pitched S05 into 5 gallons and the starter in the other 5 gallons. The half with the S05 turned out good but the other half has this rubber taste, almost like a garden hose taste. Did pitching that starter that had the dead yeast give my beer that funky rubber taste? Thanks for any input!


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Old 07-07-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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It could very well be yeast autolysis which can have a beefy, bullion, or rubbery taste to it. These off flavors get into the beer when the cell membrane of the yeast bursts releasing off flavors into your beer.

You could try waiting a week or two to see if it goes away if you have the space... But from what you're describing, I think you'll have to chalk this one up to "lesson learned" and dump it. At least you split it into (2) 5 gallon batches.
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That's what I figured, I've got it carbing in the keg now, but I don't hold out much hope for it. School of hard knocks is in session
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