First yeast starter, hows it look - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > First yeast starter, hows it look

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-16-2013, 11:35 PM   #1
jesserizzo
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 87
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts



So this is my first yeast starter, and I'm not so sure about the final product. This is after almost 24 hours in the fridge, and it looks to me like there's a thin band of yeast at the bottom, but a lot of yeast might still be in suspension.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130116_170606.jpg
Views:	108
Size:	21.1 KB
ID:	94785

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 11:47 PM   #2
Gear101
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
USA
Posts: 2,069
Liked 73 Times on 68 Posts


Why is it in the fridge? I normally do mine at room temps.
__________________
Island Time Brewery
Kegs:
Black Caesar Imperial Stout by Island Time Brewery
Islamorada Pale Ale by Island Time Brewery

Stainless is Painless

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 11:48 PM   #3
stpug
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Posts: 3,600
Liked 665 Times on 559 Posts


EDIT: ^^^ What gear said above! The starter should have been maintained on your counter for 24 hours (at least) prior to cold crashing in your fridge.

It still looks like the yeast is dropping out, which might just be attributed to the type of yeast you used. I'd say it looks good and give it a little while longer to really flocculate. I assume that's a large (1+ gallon) pickle jar??

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 11:50 PM   #4
hoppheadIPA
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Navarre, Florida
Posts: 200
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Gear101 View Post
Why is it in the fridge? I normally do mine at room temps.
Probably to decant, that's what I do

Gear101 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 12:01 AM   #5
jesserizzo
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 87
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts


Yeah, sorry, didn't explain good. It was at 70F for I think 4 days. Then into the fridge to cold crash and decant.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stpug View Post

It still looks like the yeast is dropping out, which might just be attributed to the type of yeast you used. I'd say it looks good and give it a little while longer to really flocculate. I assume that's a large (1+ gallon) pickle jar??
OK, that's pretty much what I was wondering, if it would flocculate more with more time in the fridge. It's a 2.5 gallon PET container from a super old beer making kit my mom found in a thrift store.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 12:35 AM   #6
bmac
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Delaware, OH
Posts: 91
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


The strain of yeast your using plays a huge role in how long it will take to cold crash the starter, or for your beer to clear out. Some strains are highly flocculant like wyeast 1968 ESB, others not so much like wyeast 1010 american wheat.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hows this yeast look? EnjoyGoodBeer Fermentation & Yeast 23 01-01-2013 01:03 PM
hows this starter look. hunterlab Fermentation & Yeast 4 09-09-2012 05:34 PM
hows this? greenspider Equipment/Sanitation 3 12-27-2009 01:42 AM
hows this for a starter? nosmatt Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 11-17-2008 12:39 AM
Hows this look. Ryanh1801 Recipes/Ingredients 5 05-17-2007 08:08 PM


Forum Jump