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Old 06-23-2013, 05:47 AM   #1
fatfat
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I made a couple batches of brown ale with S-04. The yeast cake for one them looks normal, but the other one seems to be flocculating in a weird manner. It looks like there's a layer of cottage cheese above the yeast cake (see attached picture). Does anyone know what's wrong with it?
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:17 AM   #2
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Looks like break material to me. I'm guessing this was one batch and you split it up into two (1)gallon fermentors. The right one being filled after the left one. Thus receiving more more break material. Sound about right?

 
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:29 AM   #3
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What is break material?

 
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:30 AM   #4
fatfat
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and my friend and I made the two separate batches side by side.

 
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:51 AM   #5
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http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter7-4.html

http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter7-2.html

Its fine by the way.

 
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fatfat View Post
What is break material?
your carboys.

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