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Old 11-22-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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So here's a picture of my washed yeast starter that I made from a British Ale yeast, as you can see the trub layer is thick and the yeast layer isn't as much. Wondering if I'm still in the clear to use these or not if i decant enough of the liquid. Let me know people!

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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I usually try and get rid of most of that trub. It will probably work fine for ya but I would wash it a few more times!

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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There's a sticky around here with pics about how to wash yeast, super informative and useful. I reckon you need to get rid of that trub

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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There's a sticky around here with pics about how to wash yeast, super informative and useful. I reckon you need to get rid of that trub
Totally used the sticky your talking about my man. I guess I'll just wash them again. It's a fairly simple process.
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It looks backwards....the lighter layer is usually the yeast, and that English yeast can look like "brains" and drop out quick because it clumps so much. I think that lighter layer is your yeast, which means you have a good amount there.

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It looks backwards....the lighter layer is usually the yeast, and that English yeast can look like "brains" and drop out quick because it clumps so much. I think that lighter layer is your yeast, which means you have a good amount there.
I thought it was the other way around???
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It normally is, but the trub is almost always darker than the yeast. Some English strains clump together a lot more than normal yeast and this can cause them to drop out quicker than the trub.

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It normally is, but the trub is almost always darker than the yeast. Some English strains clump together a lot more than normal yeast and this can cause them to drop out quicker than the trub.
Wow so its safe to say that that bottom layer is all yeast?? That's great news for sure!
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That yeast looks perfect.

From doing cell counts on washed yeast I have found that the only difference in the two layers is cell density. The viability is about the same all the way through. The only significant difference I have seen apart for density is that the liquid at the top usually has more bacteria per viable cell.

I just pour the top off, add clean water, then shake it up, do a cell count, and measure out what I need to pitch.

For more information on cell counts see this:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...ing-cells.html

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Sweet link and nice work, keep it up!

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