Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > harvest yeast from a starter?
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: upstate of SC
Posts: 291
Liked 16 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default harvest yeast from a starter?

Once dry yeast is open it cant be stored. I dont like throwing away half a pack of dry yeast when doing small experimental batches. debating about making a starter with extra yeast and saving for next experiemental batch and save money.

Should i make the starter at a higher gravity? any downside to my thinking?

flipfloptan is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2012, 12:03 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 1,811
Liked 147 Times on 127 Posts
Likes Given: 32


I've done starters from US 05, kept them in the fridge for a couple months with no problems... got one fermenting right now actually.


Keg #1: Brown Bomber Bourbon/Oak Vanilla Porter
Keg #2: Lawnmower APA just kicked :(
Keg #3 The Bollocks ESB
Bottled: Mjolnir Mead, Lazy Daze Hefe.

acidrain is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2012, 03:19 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,965
Liked 156 Times on 119 Posts
Likes Given: 74


You can make a starter but keep the gravity between 1.030-1.040. Remember you want to grow yeast without stressing them out in a high alcohol environment. When you are done just discard all the "beer" and pour the yeast slurry into one or several sanitized containers. I use old White Labs vials.


Check out my nanobrewery!

Phunhog is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yeast Harvest/Wash without starter havokczl Fermentation & Yeast 2 10-15-2012 05:07 PM
Anyone harvest yeast from Starter vs Primary?? hbhudy Fermentation & Yeast 5 01-30-2011 10:14 PM
yeast harvest - starter Qs pd230soi Fermentation & Yeast 4 10-27-2010 06:22 AM
Yeast Mutation Vs. Harvest Starter lieb2101 Fermentation & Yeast 3 05-07-2010 05:48 PM
Yeast Blend Harvest and Starter? Doog_Si_Reeb Recipes/Ingredients 1 03-26-2009 04:13 AM

Newest Threads