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Matt Lucey (199.99.101.29)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 04:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So I have batch of IPA that I am fermenting with WLP023. It's sitting nicely around 68 and has fermented normally...for the most part. It blew the air locks out and with it a bunch of yeast paste. I've never seen anything like this before, I mean it was just like a thick paste, I could roll it into a ball....is this normal. I guess I've never really inspected a yeast cake, is this the same consistency? Just curious....
 

Hophead (167.4.1.38)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 05:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, it's normal. Makes it fun to clean the carboy after it dries and hardens too.
 

Vance Barnes (69.15.38.210)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 06:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just had the same thing happen to me with that yeast. Nice creamy top cropping yeast. Only yeast I've ever had to blow off in a 6.5 gal. bucket. Kinda looks like peanut butter... whoops, wrong thread.
 

Bob McCouch (199.21.28.21)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 06:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hrm, haven't had that happen to me with WLP023, but I have noticed that it produces prodigious amounts of sulfur in the latter stages of fermentation.

Makes one hell of a stout when it's all said and done, though!
 

Jack Corrozi (192.189.32.10)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 07:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's the Burton strain correct?
If so, it does indeed produce some thick slurry and damn good beer.

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