Originally Posted by Bendbiker
@babalu- It never occured to me to try culturing the yeast. Sounds like a great Idea. I had WLP500 frozen away in the freezer so my mind immediately turned to that since it was in the clone recipe. The yeast is good? Have you used it for anything else?
The yeast made a great Belgian Ale
We did a yeast experiment in our brewclub and I chose the Unibroue (cultured from Trois Pistoles)
It was a fairly simple grain bill (pale with a dash of Crystal45 with a 60 minute hop addition)
Best received beer of the evening
I stepped it up in the bottle with 100ml of 1.020 wort.
When the krausen on that subsided I poured the whole thing into 800ml of 1.020 on the stir-plate
Crashed that after 24 hours and poured off the starter and added 1500ml of 1.025 wort.
Had plenty of yeast
Pitched at 65 and let it run, it liked to be over 80 at the end. Needed to heat it up with an aquarium heater. It was stalled out at 75 and 1.020 but heating it up to 80+ got it to finish up nicely.