Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Repitching yeast
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-14-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
jagg
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: North Central NC
Posts: 527
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Repitching yeast

I am going to draw yeast from the fermentor with a large syringe today, I have 6, 60ml syringes, without the needle of course, I checked Mr. Malty pitching calculator, and it said I need 120ml of yeast slurry, so I am going to draw the yeast from the fermentor after I keg this batch of pale ale. I will then cap the 6 syringes and put them in the fridge overnight. I am going to brew a 16.5 gallon batch of IIPA in the morning, chill it , then squirt 2 60ml syringes into each of the 3 fermentors, anyone see any problem with this? Should I just leave the yeast syringes at ptching temps, or actually refrigerate it overnight? Thanks in advance.

__________________
jagg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
kanzimonson
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 2,064
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I think your method sounds fine, though if you have an extra syringe I'd fill it as well... never hurts to have a little extra yeast if something goes wrong.

I'd refrigerate too, and then pull them out as you begin boiling.

__________________
kanzimonson is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2010, 09:02 PM   #3
jagg
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: North Central NC
Posts: 527
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kanzimonson View Post
I think your method sounds fine, though if you have an extra syringe I'd fill it as well... never hurts to have a little extra yeast if something goes wrong.

I'd refrigerate too, and then pull them out as you begin boiling.
Good idea kanz, I actually have several 20ml syringes, I might as well fill them up to, and I assume I can refrigerate them, how long will they last in the fridge?
__________________
jagg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2010, 09:39 PM   #4
Almighty
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 418
Liked 22 Times on 15 Posts

Default

Everyone has a different opinion on how long yeast can "last".
2-3 weeks is pretty safe for viability.
Any longer than that most people suggest a yeast starter. And i always smell and taste my yeast starter for off-flavors.

__________________
Almighty is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2010, 09:42 PM   #5
kanzimonson
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 2,064
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

+1 to Almighty's comments.

I think your syringe method is really only practical when you're going to be pitching from the syringes within a couple days. If it's going to be longer, then you should do the typical yeast harvesting method and save up a few jars of 100mL each. Even then you're encouraged to use the yeast within 2-3 weeks. After that you'll definitely have to do some building up with starters.

__________________
kanzimonson is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2010, 12:57 PM   #6
jagg
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: North Central NC
Posts: 527
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Thanks for the replies, I pitched the syringes after refrigerating overnight, then letting them warm back up before pitching, I will post the results of this soon.

__________________
jagg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2010, 07:52 PM   #7
jagg
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: North Central NC
Posts: 527
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Well, looks like it works, the blowoff hoses are burping quite aggressively, I cant forsee any problems with this method, If all goes as well as it seems so far, I will be saving 12.00 just about every time I brew.

__________________
jagg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Repitching Yeast After 2.5 Month Lagering rtr Fermentation & Yeast 7 11-09-2010 11:06 PM
repitching yeast from higher to lower gravity BeerBrent Fermentation & Yeast 3 09-13-2010 07:41 PM
Could too much burton salts taint yeast for repitching? bsdx Fermentation & Yeast 2 08-04-2010 03:10 PM
Anybody ever tried de-carbing and repitching yeast? Hypnolobster Fermentation & Yeast 1 07-17-2010 11:37 PM
Repitching yeast method Agent Brew Fermentation & Yeast 12 04-23-2010 06:08 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS