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danielthemaniel

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I made a yeast starter today using White Labs English Cider Yeast. It has a best by date of 2/17/2021. I checked on the starter about 3 hours into it and saw these weird yeast discs. I've seen yeast flocculate together but the consistency of the discs is intriguing. I know it's probably just aliens, but I was wondering if anyone else has had the same experience?
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Looks cool, but something definitely went wrong. I would be inclined to dump it and start over
 
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Keep stirring it, they should fall apart and the cells suspend themselves in the starter. The starter should become very cloudy once the yeast is suspended.
Good call, I stirred it pretty well and broke apart the majority of the clumps. Looks normal now. Interesting the shape of the clusters. However, I dont think the shape of flocculation warrants any concern.
 
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