Infected (harvested) yeast?

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Wingston75

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Hi all,

A while back I made a landlord clone with wyeast 1469. After neglecting to harvest from the primary, I took to collecting from the final few bottles as they were drunk, and there it sat, underneath the ale, in a sterilized jar (re-sterilized each time I opened to add more dregs) in my fridge.

After checking the jar today it's looking less than yummy - pics attached(in the image where I hold the jar up there are particles suspended in the beer solution). Do you folk think it's likely that I have to kiss this collection goodbye and better to just but a new 1469?

As a final note, the landlord clone was fermented at the wrong temp, methinks - it tasted a tad like a wheat beer. Would this have most likely become a permanent off-flavour of this yeast anyway?

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I'll try to fix this in abbreviated version.

Lot of stuff in the head space exposed to air borne infection.
Container should be able to hold total volume collected from each bottle.
Leave three ounces in each bottle, swirl up, and pour into container. Sanitize bottle mouth before pouring. Don't use a bottle someone drank from. (Pint jar for collecting from 5 bottles.)
Least chance of infection if this can be done in one session of emptying the bottles. If the collection is done over a few days use a smaller container and decant old beer from over the compacted yeast cake to add new beer and yeast.
 

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I would not take the risk with this yeast for another batch.

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Hi flars. Thanks for taking the trouble to write. Yeah, as I thought - you 'be confirmed my thoughts and I have indeed dumped it. It didn't look right to me. When I add the dregs from a bottle , I do sanitize first before pour after opening. Thanks!


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Would be best to spray sanitize with Starsan before opening the bottle. Starsan will not diminish the flavor of the beer poured.
Spray sanitize the collection jar around the lid and rim each time it is opened for a new addition of yeast beer mixture.
 
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