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Offline twqqis

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yeast starter krausen colour
« on: November 24, 2023, 09:07:43 am »
Hi all,
Back to brewing after a year hiatus.
Made a 1L starter from DME at 1.035 and added (at 22'C / 71F ) two test tubes that I defrosted slowly to room temp (21'C / 70'F)

About 18hrs later, I took this photo through the top hole down onto the wort.
I suspect this is low krausen? (as I haven't seen anything more intense than this)

I find the foam variation in colour interesting, is this normal (I've only done dry yeast before)
[ The darkest parts are the wort colour where there gaps in the foam, the foam itself has light brown parts and white parts]

It doesn't smell anything off, and the foam is moving around / the pattern changing very slowly over time.

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« Last Edit: November 24, 2023, 09:09:35 am by twqqis »

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Re: yeast starter krausen colour
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2023, 09:45:28 am »
Looks normal in my experience
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Offline twqqis

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Re: yeast starter krausen colour
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2023, 01:05:42 pm »
thanks Denny,
I'm not too worried, find it interesting :D

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Re: yeast starter krausen colour
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2023, 05:16:53 pm »
looks really good

what yeast?

and welcome back to the hobby

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Re: yeast starter krausen colour
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2023, 12:11:10 am »
Thanks Fred, it's good to be back :D

This was my 2nd brew after being back, the first being a Czech Amber Lager (3C) trying to aim for a Pilsner Urquell clone; I did a split batch with one half on s23 (as a lager) and the other on s04 (as an ale). The ale will be moved to a keg today, and the lager has just done it's first temp step up.
Purpose with this brew was just to get into things, and do use some dry yeast that is on it's due date, and as a practice run for a full batch PU clone when the liquid yeast arrives, waiting for the source (see below) to grow some.

The yeast that I posted the picture for, was used yesterday to make  a Scottish Export (14C) from a recipe I found on homebrewtalk forums.
It is LC003 from LiquidCulture (https://liquidculture.co.za/strains/north_european_style_strains), which is basically Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale.