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Old 08-17-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
Aug 2011
Carroll, IA
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So I brewed an American Cream Ale and pitched ECY Kolsch about a month ago, on the brewday I pulled a bit of the yeast out of my starter flask and repackaged it to keep around. Made a nice big starter with this the other day and went to crash it today and it smells sour. It smells like a clean sour, like fresh green apples, almost the smell that come off of Petrus. So my guess is somehow some Lacto got in there. I have various sours going in my basement right now, but I thinking I had a sanitation lapse somewhere. Anyway, my question is this, can I pitch this starter for a fast turnaround beer and keep the lacto at bay? I am thinking like 14 days from grain to keg, I am thinking there is enough Sach in there to get a solid start before the lacto has time to sour it. I guess if all else fails I could just get a sour blond right, lol...

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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Maybe. Lacto moves fast.

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