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Old 02-21-2006, 04:33 PM   #11
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I find the packs and White Labs vials never smell great or anything when you first open them. Starters always tend to smell/taste fine, though...
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Old 02-21-2006, 04:52 PM   #12
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Walker, your yeast will be fine. If the starter doesn't have a bad smell, pitch it.

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Also you should hold your starter at room temps as you are only growing yeast, not making beer yet. The warmer the temps (within reason) the better/faster the growth.
There are some concerns, that growing yeast at a higher temp than the intended fermentation temp can shift their metabolism and then they will also produce esters/fusels during regular fermentation temp. But this is more a concern with lager yeast than it is with ale yeast.

This said, I started to propagate my lager yeast between 10C (50F) and 15C(60F). And yes, it took 6 days for me to grow 80 ml yeast sediment from a WYeast smack pack at ~12C.

But until recently,I propagated yeast for lagers at room temperature and I couldn't detect any esters.

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Old 02-21-2006, 05:14 PM   #13
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I find the packs and White Labs vials never smell great or anything when you first open them. Starters always tend to smell/taste fine, though...
This is the first smakc-pack that I have ever used that didn't smell 100% correct to me. But, then again, I've never used this strain of yeast before either.

I would have never even posted if it weren't for SWMBO... she insisted that I was potentially going to spoil the whole batch and demanded that I ask for opinions here before going ahead with the brew.

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Old 02-21-2006, 05:25 PM   #14
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I would have never even posted if it weren't for SWMBO... she insisted that I was potentially going to spoil the whole batch and demanded that I ask for opinions here before going ahead with the brew.
Wow. A wife who *insists* that you spend time with your "internet buddies."

I gotta get me one of those.

Seriously: help a newbie out with SWMBO. It's clear enough from context what the general meaning is, but what does it stand for, exactly?

 
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Old 02-21-2006, 06:28 PM   #15
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Seriously: help a newbie out with SWMBO.
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