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Old 01-07-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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An erlenmeyer flask, carboy caps, racking cane, tubing and sanitizer.

Here's the video: Top Cropping Yeast From Carboy

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Old 01-08-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
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That's a cool vid. Never considered the idea before.

I know Twitter / jefflouella from twitter. Are you on there as well?

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Old 01-09-2009, 12:33 AM   #3
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I don't think Sam is on twitter, but I am glad he is in my homebrew club.

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Old 01-13-2009, 04:01 AM   #4
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That's a cool vid. Never considered the idea before.

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Nope, haven't played around with Twitter yet. I've just discovered facebook and think I get Jeff's twitter updates there.

As for the video, Jamil said he's done basically the same thing but he also hooked up his CO2 tank to the other inlet on the cap on the carboy. This makes the process go much faster as you're not relying on CO2 produced by the yeast to push the krausen up the racking cane.
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I've been using the carboy caps for years. It really make it easy to push beer around usng a very similar technique.

I like the ALEiens site as well.

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Nice Work Sam!

http://www.basicbrewing.com/index.php?page=radio

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February 26, 2009 - Carboy Top Cropping
James talks to home brewer Sam Scott of Hamilton, New Jersey about a method he's using to harvest yeast from a carboy during primary fermentation. Also, we get another homebrew legislation update.
- Sam Scott's Top Cropping Video

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Good to have you, Sam! I actually posted about that technique after listening to your podcast with James earlier this morning.

I'll be trying this soon, for sure.

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Thanks guys! I was a little nervous... sorry for all the uh's and um's. Like I said in the interview, I've only used this technique once but it worked very well. If you look at my comments on the video's page, you'll see Jamil Z. did this too but hooked up his CO2 tank to the fermenter's cap to help push the krausen into the flask... I haven't tried that but I would imagine it would cut the collection time down quite a bit.

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BUMP.

People need to see (and try) this technique.

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Old 02-27-2009, 08:31 PM   #10
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How much do you end up collection, and do you turn around and make a fresh starter with it right away or save it? If you save, how? Thanks!

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