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rdkopp0153 02-14-2013 09:32 PM

B.O.D bottles for yeast storage
 
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I came across some glass B.O.D bottles (similar to pic) with tapered glass stoppers, would these be suitable for storing harvested/washed yeast?

eastoak 02-14-2013 09:41 PM

i would use them.

rdkopp0153 02-14-2013 10:30 PM

I'm worried about the seal. I know they are designed to be water tight, just maybe not air tight? The stopper is glass, not rubber?

lou2row 02-14-2013 11:17 PM

I would wrap foil over the tops. That way the exposed lip doesn't catch airborn or refrigerator gunk in it. That is what we do when autoclaving glassware for microbiological testing to keep it clean.

thadius856 02-14-2013 11:24 PM

Are you specifically looking for something you can autoclave or oven bake?

If not, then 2L preforms are what White Labs uses. They're cheap too. I just bought 60 with caps for like $35.

I may have bought too many. I thought they'd be smaller. :)

yewtah-brewha 02-14-2013 11:25 PM

Why cant yeast be left out of the fridge? i am going to try putting in a growler with an airlock with some beer on top! people say you can leave your beer fermenting for weeks before bottling, so do the yeast die off during this time, I think they go dormant because there is no food, but what do I know!

thadius856 02-14-2013 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by yewtah-brewha (Post 4904849)
Why cant yeast be left out of the fridge? i am going to try putting in a growler with an airlock with some beer on top! people say you can leave your beer fermenting for weeks before bottling, so do the yeast die off during this time, I think they go dormant because there is no food, but what do I know!

Cooler temperatures force them to go dormant and drastically slows their metabolism. Otherwise, they'll die off at a faster rate.


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