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mr hoppy

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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014, 01:04:00 AM »
Is this what you're suggesting for the barrel?

Yep, it's also what I used for the beer that seems to have gotten a silver medal on Saturday as well.
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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2014, 09:05:03 AM »
What beer are you planning with this yeast. :)
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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2014, 09:16:12 AM »
Probably a mild. I'll wash it and reuse for something a bit later too

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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2014, 10:03:44 AM »
Hi Delzep,

I just emailed your yeast picture to white labs, see response below:

Hi Shane,

That strain is VERY flocculant and does tend to stick together in clumps like that. I forwarded the pic to our lab director (the resident yeast pro) and she said it looks fine. I hope you can reassure your customer to use it and the fermentation will speak for itself! :)

Hope that gives ya piece of mind.

Shane
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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2014, 09:48:27 PM »
Quick update here, my Yorky looked the same and when i opened it, it fizzed all over the place and smelled FUNK-EE sour funky like so ditched it unfortunately, think this ended up also happening with Delzep?
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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2014, 10:00:08 PM »
Yep, smell like a delicious gueuze which unfortunately it shouldn't do. Got in contact with White Labs so see what they say

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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2014, 10:16:38 PM »
Have you seen this?

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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2014, 10:38:11 PM »
Nice find. My vial smelled a lot more like a "standard" Belgian yeast smell.....definately sour Belgian

See what White Labs say :)

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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2014, 07:47:25 AM »
I'd a beer brewed with this dinged in the nationals as infected. It seems to have been because it had a lot of cloves going on.There was also a musty / earthy thing but I'm doing a rebrew because I think that was due to thamount of treacle I used in the recipe. As per garry's link, if you look at the chat on HBT this can throw a lot of cloves if fermented cool.

I'd drink / brew sours and brett so I'd know if that's what I had and it definitely wasn't, so maybe it's a different problem to you, but I thought I'd throw it out as a data point.

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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2014, 09:08:47 AM »
I have 3 batches of beer on at the mo with this.
2 x Batches of October Ale (Barrel contributors)
1 small batch Yorkshire ESB.

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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2014, 09:50:14 AM »
Did your yeast smell like a geuze when you opened it though John?
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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2014, 11:32:06 AM »
I didn't spend much time with my nose over it tbh.
The Vial I had was pretty active so fresh.
I must do some taste tests on the beers I've on.

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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2014, 11:38:49 AM »
my vial had a bit of a sour smell from it, but the beer itself doesn't smell or taste in any way like geuze.

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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2014, 04:09:45 PM »
Actually, I made a starter and there was a nose off it, but I believe this is normal.
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Re: Yorkshire ale yeast looks weird
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2014, 04:12:09 PM »
it never stops chugging...