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Old 06-22-2007, 08:54 PM   #41
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Did you just pour or siphon from the yeast cake into these bottles? I siphoned out all the beer, then filled each of those plastic jugs with a couple cups of sanitized water...threw them into the carboy and swirled the yeast cake loose, then poured the slurry directly into the jugs.
There are a lot of people who just pour the yeast cake into jars and place them in the fridge.

There is nothing wrong with doing that IF the fermentation is complete.

However, by washing the yeast from the rest of the trub your yeast is cleaner and the sediment won't impart their nastiness onto the yeast.

A clean yeast is a happy yeast...
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:55 PM   #42
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you guys ever hear when people have that "AH-HAH!" when they really and truely have figured something out?

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Old 06-22-2007, 09:00 PM   #43
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Bottled my hefeweizen last night, saved and washed the yeast, put in the fridge over night, this is what I got today:


Probably be using some more in a few weeks. Hope it works.

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should you use the yeast from the primary or secondary....or even a combination of both?

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Old 06-22-2007, 09:06 PM   #45
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...However, by washing the yeast from the rest of the trub your yeast is cleaner and the sediment won't impart their nastiness onto the yeast.

A clean yeast is a happy yeast...
Agreed. Since I use whole leaf hops and since I've been using my wort chiller strainer method, my wort is pretty darn clear going right into the fermenter.

If I get some obvious trub, I'll add a step by shaking the juice jar, letting it sit for about 15 minutes and then pour all but the last 1/8th inch of to another container...then repeat if necessary.
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thanks for the info gentlemen....and I should have some AJ bottles this weekend....EdWort's Apfelwein is being made

So much new, cool, and exciting things happening in the brewery this weekend. I can't wait!

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Agreed. Since I use whole leaf hops and since I've been using my wort chiller strainer method, my wort is pretty darn clear going right into the fermenter.
Since I only used 1 oz. of hops and used BierMuncher's wort chiller strainer method I had practically no trub in this batch.
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Biermuncher et al,

Thanks! We've been reusing yeast cakes by just pitching new wort on top of them immediately after siphoning off the previous batch. This seems like a fine technique, but saving the yeast in bottles will give us some flexibility.

Cheers and more beers!

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Old 06-23-2007, 03:10 AM   #50
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...and they lived happily ever after...THE END.

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