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Old 12-23-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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I have a 1.5L starter of WLP 051 for a Zombie Dust clone that I just decanted. The starter smells fruity and sharp, almost vinegary. The yeast was harvested from bottles of a blueberry wheat which tasted fine.

Can anyone tell me if this is natural odor for the 051 and if it is OK to use. Id hate to kill a batch with around 9 oz of citra.

 
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:10 AM   #2
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How does the starter wort taste? Is the sharp smell more vinegary or acidic or sulfur?

 
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:49 AM   #3
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Tastes OK and the smell seems to have gone down since I decanted a couple of hours ago. Im going to pitch it.

 
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:12 AM   #4
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I've had some weird aromas when harvesting yeast. Beer turned out great! You'll be fine.

 
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