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What the floc?
« on: June 06, 2017, 02:52:15 PM »
This picture was taken after about 5 minutes of hard shaking. Looks like some sticky stuff...


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Re: What the floc?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 02:53:34 PM »
What strain is that?  Still tubes?  I thought WL was done with those?

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Re: What the floc?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 03:25:22 PM »
I've had ok luck laying it on its side to increase the surface area. Still pretty crazy.

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Re: What the floc?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 03:32:24 PM »
That's how my Klassic ale was when I was trying to get it into some starter wort.  The majority flocs and packs down hard, but what remains doesn't want to sediment for sh!t after that.  I'm loving the results with it though!

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Re: What the floc?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 03:56:05 PM »
What strain is that?  Still tubes?  I thought WL was done with those?
That is WLP033 Klassic Ale from the Vault collection. I'm using it today in a regular old IPA to see if it does the biotransformation thing.

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Re: What the floc?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 06:17:30 PM »
i liked the tubes better than the new packs, not sure why they switched

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Re: What the floc?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 06:41:25 PM »
Wow, that is some crazy stuff.

FWIW, I loved the old tubes.  Glad I saved a couple dozen of them.
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Re: What the floc?
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2017, 11:10:00 PM »
i liked the tubes better than the new packs, not sure why they switched
   Cost and durability.
I spent most of my money on beer, tools and guns, the rest I foolishly squandered on stupid stuff!

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Re: What the floc?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2017, 11:14:15 PM »
i liked the tubes better than the new packs, not sure why they switched
   Cost and durability.
Actually, it's primarily to reduce contamination risk. White Labs grows the yeast in the final packaging, then seals it off into the individual pouches for sale.

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Re: What the floc?
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2017, 11:15:33 PM »
Wow, that is some crazy stuff.

FWIW, I loved the old tubes.  Glad I saved a couple dozen of them.
I still have a few as well. Great for refractometer samples, and for bringing salad dressing to work.

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