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syl

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Crap. Was just about to pitch this evening and I think my starter is buggered... stinks like yoghurst and had a thick set ob bubbles up its entirety today and being flat this morning.

Here's an album - little black dots settiling at the bottom very quickly.

http://imgur.com/a/uZwQa

What do you guys reckon?
 

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Well that shouldnt smell like anything other than yeast.

If you've got another packet, I'd rehydrate it and pitch it. Better to spend an extra $4 bucks for reassurance than waste ~$25 - $50 on a whole batch in my opinion.
 

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Well that shouldnt smell like anything other than yeast.

If you've got another packet, I'd rehydrate it and pitch it. Better to spend an extra $4 bucks for reassurance than waste ~$25 - $50 on a whole batch in my opinion.
Already in the process of rehydrating another pack. Was just being super sure.

******* pain in the arse! Cheers fellas.
 

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Crap. Was just about to pitch this evening and I think my starter is buggered... stinks like yoghurst and had a thick set ob bubbles up its entirety today and being flat this morning.

Here's an album - little black dots settiling at the bottom very quickly.

http://imgur.com/a/uZwQa

What do you guys reckon?

Pitch into some milk and ferment at 45deg for 8 hours :D
 

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I reckon it looks like fresh made vanilla bean yoghurt! Whack it in the fridge and let SWMBO'd have it at dessert :p
 

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Haha... yeah yeah :p

The erlenmeyer is now having a good think about what its done in a bath of oxyper :p
 

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No real need to make a starter with dried yeast anyway (unless it was recultured/slurry??)
 

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