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kramer 12-03-2011 02:19 AM

What's the layer of sludge at the bottom?
 
Dumb question, I know- Not so much on my beer batches.....but my more with my, um.....higher gravity brews, I get a good 1+ solid inch deep layer of medium brown creamy peanut butter on the bottom (almost exactly the consistency of peanut butter). What is that? Is that what Vegemite is made from?

sudsmcgee 12-03-2011 02:22 AM

Your fermentor? That's trub, or yeast and hot and cold break materials.

kosmokramer 12-03-2011 02:25 AM

yup,,, yeast proteins hops,,, all that good stuff

DMartin 12-03-2011 02:34 AM

The technical term that you'll see used here on HBT and elsewhere is "yeast sediment." As was already stated, it's mostly a mixture of live and dead yeast with undissolved solids from the fermentation process.

kramer 12-03-2011 03:04 AM

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Is there anything you can do with this stuff? or, is it just to be washed with the bucket?

Revvy 12-03-2011 03:06 AM

You can look at the yeast washing sticky and wash the trub to seperate and harvest the yeast from everything else.

kosmokramer 12-03-2011 03:06 AM

yup wash and reuse yeast,,, funny kramer from big bear, kosmo kramer from upland ca.... i got my ferm fridge from arrowbear a couple weeks ago.... nice to meet ya local buddy

kh54s10 12-03-2011 03:14 AM

Wash the yeast and compost the rest of the sludge. I'd bet your plants would love it!

kramer 12-03-2011 03:16 AM

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Originally Posted by kosmokramer (Post 3537829)
yup wash and reuse yeast,,, funny kramer from big bear, kosmo kramer from upland ca.... i got my ferm fridge from arrowbear a couple weeks ago.... nice to meet ya local buddy

Hmmmm, should I google "wash" and reuse the yeast? this time, I dumped it.....but figured I shouldn't, because it's 23% super-turbo yeast.

Upland eh? I used to live just off Euclid, a little below Baseline. If one must live in SoCal (and I think nobody should)....I think Big Bear is the place to be.:ban:

dzlater 12-03-2011 12:15 PM

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/yea...strated-41768/


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