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sambr0n1 04-12-2013 12:22 AM

Heady Topper yeast harvest
 
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Trying my hand at harvesting some Conan from a can of heady topper. Starting a yeast starter w dme and some yeast nutrients, and a can of heady. I'll let you know how it goes!


sambr0n1 04-12-2013 02:20 AM

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Starting to form a yeast ring!

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sambr0n1 04-12-2013 02:29 AM

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Take a photo of your fridge. It's a thing of beauty, right?
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Cbaddad 04-13-2013 02:10 AM

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Sambr0n1

Here is what I just picked up. Let's work out a trade. I want a 4pack of fresh Heady and would be interested in some KBS or Hill Farmstead too.


Cbaddad 04-13-2013 02:11 AM

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Here is another picture of the haul.

Sorry about crappy picture quality. 4 pliny, 2 blind pig, 1 redemption blonde, 1 damnation golden ale.


sambr0n1 04-16-2013 12:57 AM

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Monday yeast update.

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winvarin 05-04-2013 11:33 PM

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Made the starters today. Each got 150 ml of starter wort. Each got the last 100 ml of a Heady Topper. So we are assuming 150 ml of 1.035 starter wort and 100 ml of beer with yeast. I assumed 2 billion cells per starter.

Since I only have 1 stir plate, I am doing 1 with a stir plate and one with intermittent shaking. Each got about 20 seconds of O2 at the start.

They smell like heady, but that's likely because the liquid right now is about half beer and half wort. My planned steps are
150 ml, decant
400ml, decant
1L, decant
1L, decant
1.8L decant.

Using 2b as my start per can, I am assuming (accounting for some loss due to inefficiency) 300b or so from the intermittent shake batch and 500b or so from the stir plate batch.

The plan at the end of the 1.8 steps, is to decant both, wash with some sanitized water, combine the two and then split them into pint jars. I am figuring if I split into 4 pints at the end, we should be looking at 150-200 billion cells per pint.


winvarin 05-05-2013 05:38 PM

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This is about 20 hrs in (100ml of dregs poured into 150 ml of wort). Did this twice. One can for each start. Think this is ready to cold crash and step to 400 ml? There was no foam because I used foam control and used a little more than anticipated.


winvarin 05-05-2013 05:38 PM

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This is about 20 hrs in (100ml of dregs poured into 150 ml of wort). Did this twice. One can for each start. Think this is ready to cold crash and step to 400 ml? There was no foam because I used foam control and used a little more than anticipated.


sambr0n1 05-11-2013 02:55 PM

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I brewed a standard IPA with mine, and bottled Thursday. Its tastes very good, you won't be disappointed in it. Brew with a solid and fruity hop profile though, otherwise the yeast may not some its true colors. Check this out though, I'm growing some cascade that have been going for one week strong now. I'm pumped, I'll transplant them outdoors in another week.

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