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Weird Yeast layers, has anyone seen this before?
« on: August 20, 2012, 03:32:44 PM »
 After racking the beer to a keg, I added some boiled and cooled water to the carboy swirled it around and poured into a erlenmeyer flask.
 I now have about 800 ml of yeast, then there is about a half inch of liquid, then another inch or two of yeast on top. The beer was a porter, and the yeast was Wyeast 1318, London Ale III.
 Has anyone seen anything like this before?

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Re: Weird Yeast layers, has anyone seen this before?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 03:36:36 PM »
I was just using the burton ale yeast and the pancake on top WOULD NOT DROP. I cold crashed at ~40 for two days and when I went to rack I still had to punch through the layer of yeast on top. ended up having to put a bit of grain bag ovre the end of my dip tube cause gunk that got transfered kept clogging the poppit.
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Re: Weird Yeast layers, has anyone seen this before?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 04:11:56 PM »
Here's what I am talking about.
The last batch was the third time using this pitch of yeast.

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Re: Weird Yeast layers, has anyone seen this before?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 04:29:38 PM »
That's totally normal for 1318.
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Re: Weird Yeast layers, has anyone seen this before?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 04:41:39 PM »
It didn't do that the first two times.

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Re: Weird Yeast layers, has anyone seen this before?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 05:08:27 PM »
You may not have frothed (sp??) It up that much last time. It's basically yeast mousse.

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Re: Weird Yeast layers, has anyone seen this before?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 06:58:41 PM »
I agree looks over swirled...I use mason jars and keep washing till clear.

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Re: Weird Yeast layers, has anyone seen this before?
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 07:47:19 PM »
Is this yeast actually washable? My experience with wlp 002, for example, is that it would not unflocculate, even in wort. The flocculation binds up the trub.

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Re: Weird Yeast layers, has anyone seen this before?
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2012, 06:54:42 AM »
Is this yeast actually washable?

When I was brewing with it I would just top crop, since it was so easy.

1968, on the other hand, I have rinsed successfully, after a lot of vigorous swirling.
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