Matt Lucey (188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 04:53 pm: ||
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....
|Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 05:04 pm: ||
Yes, it's normal. Makes it fun to clean the carboy after it dries and hardens too.
Vance Barnes (184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 06:10 pm: ||
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 (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 06:24 pm: ||
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 (18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 07:22 pm: ||
That's the Burton strain correct?
If so, it does indeed produce some thick slurry and damn good beer.