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Old 01-12-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
MikeyLXT
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About 8 months ago I washed some Wyeast 1056.

I was planning on getting the yeast going with my new stir-plate for a brew day this coming weekend. When I looked at the yeast 2 of the jars had some fuzzy things growing inside of them.

Should I just toss this yeast?




 
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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That's a jellyfish- I wouldn't use it.


Seriously, though, I definitely wouldn't use that.

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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That is mold, throw the while thing out. The yeast itself should also be creamy colored, and looks dark in the pic, which is another indication that it is bad.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:43 PM   #4
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BTW, if you are brewing this weekend, just pitch some Safale US-05, it is the same base strain, Chico.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:47 PM   #5
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It would be next weekend so i have pluenty of time. The yeast isn't that dark. It just looks that color because it is back lit.

 
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