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Old 02-13-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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Just need a second opinion, does this look weird? Starter is an 800ml 1.035 starter of some saved second runnings. Yeast was about one full White Labs vial of yeast slurry taken off a recently finished 1.047 OG beer. I washed the yeast (not very much, just enough to get some of the discolored trub off. It seemed to clump like this after washing, and looked normal before. I had it on the starter stir plate for a little short of 48 hours, sometime after 36 hours it clumped up like this. Is it just trying hard to floc out, or is there anything wrong with it?
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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Here is a better picture it wouldn't upload the first time. This is while the stir plate is active.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:57 PM   #3
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Flocculation is pretty normal for many yeast brewing strains, especially for english yeast strains. What strain you added to the starter?

 
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:12 AM   #4
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It's AHS Persica WLP266. I didn't notice this kind of clumping when I originally pitched it, and I did use a starter then, as well. However, that starter went about 24 hours, then was pitched directly.

 
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:53 AM   #5
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The starter is OK. Flocculation happens after nutrients of wort being consumed by the yeast.

 
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