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Old 01-14-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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Edit: This is not a Burton Union, but is a good way to harvest happy, healthy yeast for future brews. Thanks to all the great ideas here. It goes right into my 2L flask. I preboil water and cool it in my flask so the yeast drop right into an oxygen depleted water environment and go to sleep. Then when blowoff is done, I just pour off all but 1 jar of water, swirl the yeast to resuspend, pour into a sterile jar and put back into the fridge. Works like a champ! This is Bell's yeast blowing off the top of a Two Hearted clone.

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Doesn't a Burton Union recirculate the wort to prevent loss? That being said, it looks like a nice way of collecting yeast.

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Doesn't a Burton Union recirculate the wort to prevent loss? That being said, it looks like a nice way of collecting yeast.
Ya, this is a great way to collect the yeast...I believe a burton union system send the yeast to another vessel with fresh wort to then ferment that batch...and so on.
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Burton union is usually a small box with an input and output hoses connecting from the fermentor. Input comes in on top blowing off yeast into the box where the output is siuated about 1/2 inch from the bottom to allow wort to flow back into the fermentor thus leaving the settled yeast in the box.
You can also do what brett said and just hook up a blow off into another carboy, just make sure the second carboy has an airlock to let the pressure out.
This is a great way to reuse yeast at its peak growth and krausen phase.

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That's pretty friggin sweet! Great way to reuse yeast.

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I stand corrected. My non-Burton Union method of reharvesting yeast for next batch then.

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I stand corrected. My non-Burton Union method of reharvesting yeast for next batch then.
Aww, sorry man. I wasn't trying to poo poo it. It looks great and is a great technique to harvest yeast.
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Aww, sorry man. I wasn't trying to poo poo it. It looks great and is a great technique to harvest yeast.
Oh no, I'm glad you mentioned it. No worries.
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One more question. Where did you get the orange caps for the carboy and flask? Did you make them or buy them?

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One more question. Where did you get the orange caps for the carboy and flask? Did you make them or buy them?
My LHBS sells them here. I love them. They are quite stretchy so they go over the mouth of the carboy or flask or whatever, regardless of size, they don't slide out when wet with Starsan like some stoppers do, and I just drilled an extra hole in the one to be used for the collection vessel.
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