Originally Posted by Chris7687
I am thinking about yeast washing as well, but still don't get it. So when he goes to repitch this on a new batch of wort, what is he pouring into the carboy? Just all the liquid from the trub up or is the tiny milky line he is referring to (which I can't see in the picture)?
I know, I'm having a bit of difficulty undersanding too, so if I'm wrong, somebody please jump in.
Look at the sticky on washing yeast a few more times, but basically, it's this:
Sanitary, sanitary, sanitary... This is half of the process (which I won't go into here).
Collect your entire yeast/trub cake with a water swirl, put in fridge and allow to settle.
Pour off (dispose) the top layer of wort/water.
Collect the top layer of solids into a new jar and water.
Repeat a few times to get as much trub out of the collection as possible.
Pitch washed yeast into a starter of DME/water.
After a day or so, it will be ready to pitch into your new wort.
For large batches, or if the yeast is getting weak, you may need to "step up", which means after your first starter, make another one right afterwards.
Did I get that right?