After being gone for 8 weeks of brewing. Think i will brew next week. So went checking yesterday. My harvest yeast. To create next week a starter. But it kind of smells real strong. Like alcohol. Can i still use it to create a starter
I always give the snif test. You know what it should smell like so if its different I probably wouldn’t use it
Create a starter and see. I think alcohol smell is fine. Moldy, rotten or oily smell is problematic
Maybe fine probably is fine but if its giving off esters that give you pause maybe you will get the same esters in your beer. Im just saying if i have a questionable yeast i vote dump. Yeast is cheap
I agree. Is there a chance of carry over to the finished beer? Not sure. But if it is smelling different than beer or yeast this is usually a sign of problems. And yeast is cheap in the scope of the total of grains, hops, water, energy , and time put into it.
Its more strong alcohol smell. Gonna make a starter wedness day. Or decide to use saison dryyeast. Or us4. Mayby should brew a saison. Friday.