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Old 01-07-2010, 02:54 AM   #121
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I'd say that ... it's yeast and lactobacillus living together. I've seen a lot of yeast, but I've never seen it make chunks like that.
When you've noted that with kefir, does it clear up as the ferment progresses? As my krausen developed, the chunkiness went away.

 
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:56 AM   #122
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I see yeast clump up like that all the time. It looks normal to me.
Have you seen this type of clumping with this particular strain WLP001? I haven't, that's why I thought it was abnormal. But, I don't really have enough experience to say what's normal.

I'm wondering if perhaps I selected a more highly flocculant variant of that strain when I used the last bit of yeast in the vial to build up the starter. I pitched the majority of a starter to a different wort, then used the little bit that was left to build this starter.

 
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:04 PM   #123

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Have you seen this type of clumping with this particular strain WLP001? I haven't, that's why I thought it was abnormal. But, I don't really have enough experience to say what's normal.

I'm wondering if perhaps I selected a more highly flocculant variant of that strain when I used the last bit of yeast in the vial to build up the starter. I pitched the majority of a starter to a different wort, then used the little bit that was left to build this starter.
I don't use WL yeast since my LHBS doesn't carry it, but it's basically the same yeast as Wyeast American Ale 1056 and Safale US-05. I've seen clumping like that with both of these strains.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:28 PM   #124
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this is my baby. not quite sure what to do. is (was) a raspberry wheat ale that was just moved to secondary to make room. all the fun stuff showed up after just one day.

That's like a map to the universe, right???
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:55 AM   #125
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That's like a map to the universe, right???
sour beers are their own universe.

 
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:50 AM   #126
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Just what I said. Post it. I put this in the beginners forum because I think it will show people what a real infection looks like and that its not anything what krausen looks like.

Oh and name it if you can.



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Kind of a "taboo" topic on here. Some time back I hunted the web for pix of infected brews, but the thread was killed. Here are the pix.

 
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:11 AM   #127
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That's like a map to the universe, right???
Totally. Universe on left, brain cell on right:

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Old 01-08-2010, 03:17 AM   #128
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I don't know why I open up threads like this. All it does is make me worry about my next batch. Of course it could also make me continue to be obsessively anal about my sanitation procedures.
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:01 AM   #129
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I don't know why I open up threads like this. All it does is make me worry about my next batch. Of course it could also make me continue to be obsessively anal about my sanitation procedures.
The worst kind of infection is the one that isn't so obvious. I had one recently that I didn't catch before it was kegged and carbonated. The carbonation breathed life into it.

So pour that hydro sample into a wine glass, swish it around and breath it in. It can be much more subtle when flat.

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Old 01-08-2010, 05:11 AM   #130
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What's the most common reason for an infection?

 
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