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Massive Starter Krausen
« on: January 11, 2012, 05:46:34 PM »
Last night I pitched a rinsed slurry of Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire to 1L of starter wort.  After I got home from work today, this is what I found...



I've made a starter for nearly every one of my 120+ batches in the last six years and I've never seen this before.  Did I overpitch or something? ???
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Re: Massive Starter Krausen
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 05:56:05 PM »
You probably pitched a lot (more than a smack pack) of very active yeast in a small starter.  Feeding frenzy ensued.
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Re: Massive Starter Krausen
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 08:34:08 AM »
That is a good sign.

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Re: Massive Starter Krausen
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 08:50:14 AM »
You can't handle the Krausen

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Re: Massive Starter Krausen
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 09:28:29 AM »
They look happy to me!  Maybe you didn't need the starter after all ;D
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Re: Massive Starter Krausen
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 09:41:16 AM »
Same thing happened to me last month.  Half a previously refrigerated slurry of WLP001, one quart of starter in a 1/2 gal growler, and yeast everywhere 4 hours later.  I've never had a starter need a blow off tube.  Kind of defeats the purpose really...
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Re: Massive Starter Krausen
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 12:43:38 PM »
There was about 50% more krausen this morning.  :o This is third generation yeast that I last used for a brown ale about a month ago. I was just trying to wake it up. Guess it's ready to party!
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Re: Massive Starter Krausen
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 12:51:25 PM »
Yeastenators!  "I'll be bock brown ale"   :D

Looks good to me!
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Re: Massive Starter Krausen
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 02:13:34 PM »
Yeastenators!  "I'll be bock brown ale"   :D
 
Looks good to me!


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Re: Massive Starter Krausen
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 03:43:00 PM »
+1.  Looks like the yeasties are quite happy.....
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