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Offline jborden5

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WY 001 curdled after fermintation.
« on: May 19, 2011, 08:34:32 am »
I have made this 5 g batch many times in 6 years. This one was an extract . Everything was clean and soaked in Idophor. After fermintation and FG was taken I kegged and noticed the yeast was curdled ( looked a bit like cottage cheese). The beer taste was different , not good. I expect there was contamination somewhere , but wondered if this freashly bought vial of WY001  could have been bad.

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Re: WY 001 curdled after fermintation.
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 09:06:46 am »
First off, sounds like you are talking about WLP001 (White Labs), not WY001 (Wyeast). Just trying to get a hand on what strain you are talking about.

Yeast doesn't really "curdle", it does flocculate (clump together). WLP001 doesn't flocculate very well usually. B ut it would not be uncommon for it to show characteristics of flocculation. WLP002 is very flocculative and often looks like this.