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Old 01-29-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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This past Saturday I brewed a stout using WLP004 (Irish Ale Yeast). On Friday I was preparing to make a starter with the yeast and when I opened the vial about half of it sprayed out all over the place like what happens when you shake up a beer and open it. I put the rest of the vial in the starter (1/2 cup DME boiled in 2 cups of water for 20 min) and put it on my stir plate. It had a good amount of bubbles on it by Saturday afternoon so I pitched it in the wort and stuck it in my ferm chamber. Do you think there was enough yeast in the starter to complete fermentation? And is this something I should expect from all yeast in a vial (the spraying all over the place) and be more careful about shaking it prior to opening the vial?

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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do you really think it was half?

what was your OG and ferm temp?


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Old 01-29-2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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do you really think it was half?

what was your OG and ferm temp?
It was quite a bit, but I don't know exactly how much.

OG was 1.045 and ferm temp is 68 in the chamber.

I checked on it about 8 hours after pitching and it was bubbling in the air lock. After reading about blowouts I took the air lock off and put a blow off tube in (this would have been about 24 hours after pitching). After I did that it never did bubble again.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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If you believe it was around half than I would think you want to make double the size starter. Just step it up and you'll be fine.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:59 PM   #5
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LOL

Had the same thing happen to me last week with the same yeast.
You should be fine if it was a lower gravity brew.


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