Sign of bad yeast?

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  1. MackanErland

    MackanErland New Member

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    I have made several starter and they have all come out ok. Now I did a starter with Wyeast Ringwood Ale 1187 and everything went well. Plenty of activity but then it turned a bit grainy while on the magnetic stirrer.

    I removed it after about 26 hours and most fell to the bottom straight away. Is this normal? The other ones I have made in the past have ben finer, so to speak.
     
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    Yep. Normal. Some English yeasts are so highly flocculant they look like egg drop soup in the flask and drop out like a lead weight once you stop stirring. That's why they leave sweetness in the beer - they quit and drop out.
     
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    Awesome, thanks. A bit worried there for a while. Appreciate the help.
     
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    My London ESB yeast does the same thing, it packs in like cement in the bottom of the jar when I save a starter. My Saison yeast never really settles at all so the difference is stark.
     
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    Yeah, every time I use S-04, I have to worry about it starting to drop before it's even done fermenting.and when it does drop, it drops like a rock. Mostly doesn't even need cold-crashing.
     

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