Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   Fermentation & Yeast (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/)
-   -   Reusing Yeast - How many Times? (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/reusing-yeast-how-many-times-146914/)

EvilGnome6 11-15-2009 12:51 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by beerthirty View Post
I have washed and stored for 6 months before use with no ill effect, But so much time and fridge space is taken I prefer to pitch on the last cake. On the same cake I have pitched 4 times. After that I start worrying about trub buildup.
I've taken a small twist to the method described in the Yeast Washing Illustrated thread. Instead of pouring the quart of washed yeast into pint jars, I set it in the fridge for a week. After a week, I decant the liquid on top and divide it into 4 oz. jelly jars. They take up far less fridge space.

Attachment 13589

Attachment 13590

So far it is working great. On Friday night I put a 4 month old jar of washed yeast in a 1 liter starter and ended up with this on Saturday morning:




EvilGnome6 11-15-2009 12:51 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by beerthirty View Post
I have washed and stored for 6 months before use with no ill effect, But so much time and fridge space is taken I prefer to pitch on the last cake. On the same cake I have pitched 4 times. After that I start worrying about trub buildup.
I've taken a small twist to the method described in the Yeast Washing Illustrated thread. Instead of pouring the quart of washed yeast into pint jars, I set it in the fridge for a week. After a week, I decant the liquid on top and divide it into 4 oz. jelly jars. They take up far less fridge space.

Attachment 13589

Attachment 13590

So far it is working great. On Friday night I put a 4 month old jar of washed yeast in a 1 liter starter and ended up with this on Saturday morning:





All times are GMT. The time now is 05:23 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.