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Old 01-16-2009, 01:47 AM   #1
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Is it an ok thing to do. Most of the things I read spoke about liquid yeast

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Old 01-16-2009, 01:58 AM   #2
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It works for dry yeast strains, too.
There's just less incentive because dried yeast costs so much less than liquid.

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Old 01-16-2009, 02:25 AM   #3
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Cool. Thanks for the reply

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Old 01-16-2009, 03:11 AM   #4
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I don't see the point of spending time and money for a $.99 pack of yeast.

I do wash my liquid yeasts.

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There's just less incentive because dried yeast costs so much less than liquid.
I washed a cake of Saflager W-34/70 because it's $4 a pack and it takes two to pitch a normal-gravity 5 gallon batch....
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:33 AM   #6
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I am doing it to practice the process of yeast washing.

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Old 01-16-2009, 06:04 AM   #7
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Recently it was darn near impossible to find Nottingham yeast. During that time, folks were washing Notty so they wouldn't run out. So, while normally you wouldn't bother washing dry yeast, there are exceptions...........

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My LHBS upped the price of Safale US-05 to something like $4.30 so I've tried to get a little more mileage out of it myself lately. Notty is cheap enough (and now available again) to not worry so much about it but if you wanna try out your washing technique, go for it. Better to practice on a cheap, readily available yeast so you know what you're doing when you want to get the most out of an expensive or hard-to-find strain.

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WOW!!! That is a hefty price for Notty. It is $1.29 at my LHBS. Here is an example of my washed yeast. From what I read I am to decant off the top layer of liquid and use the rest in the starter. I managed to get 6 Mason jars full. So that is .18 per batch. It is a tough economy after all. Please let me know what you think of my first yeast wash.

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Old 01-16-2009, 05:25 PM   #10
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Yep.............................

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