Originally Posted by lagavulin
Yeah, I think the yeast in my bottle were dead or something - I had no activity for 6 days and then infection set in.
The activity from that first step is minimal if any.... first step, the yeast are really just waking up.
Admittedly, I haven't read this entire thread yet, but I keep noticing talk on how exactly to harvest yeast. I'm sure it's been gone over several times now, but here's a link
to a little write up I did on harvesting from several 12 oz bottles. I do this all the time to get Bell's and Pacman yeast.
Originally Posted by jeepinjeepin
you can buy it from wyeast.
Sometimes. It's seasonal, I think. Either way, it's more fun to harvest. Plus ya get beer for your $7.