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Old 04-10-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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I always try the search on here and never have much luck. I am wondering if there is a yeast reuse guide somewhere on here? I have never saved and reused yeast but was thinking it might be a good idea and would like to know the correct and safe way to do it.


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Old 04-10-2009, 02:12 PM   #2
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Llama's link didn't work.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/yeas...strated-41768/

There are a couple ways you can go about reusing yeast, and yeast washing is one of those. I prefer to harvest several tablespoonfuls from primary and grow them up on the stirplate, then wash and store.

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It appears to be the same link you posted. Maybe you clicked on it wrong?
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Thanks guys, I appreciate it!

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I am wondering if there is a yeast reuse guide somewhere on here? I have never saved and reused yeast but was thinking it might be a good idea and would like to know the correct and safe way to do it.
There are different approaches so there is no one correct way. If you want to reuse yeast out of the primary then the yeast washing process linked above is probably the most popular around HBT.
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I just grab a 10 ml sample from the bottom of the primary (after racking the brew off), blop that into a prepared starter, put it on the plate, let it go for 40 hours, then pitch it into my next brew. Bingo-bango. I tend to only do this once (ie: use a fresh vial/smack pack every other brew). Full blown yeast washing will get you much more mileage, but I tend to keep it simple.

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