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


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Washing dry yeast
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
Zeppman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: chicago
Posts: 327
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default Washing dry yeast

Has anyone washed/harvested dry yeast before? I ask because S-04 and S-05 have recently increased in price up to $3.99 at my local store. In an effort to save some cash, I'd like to harvest the S-04 I used for my last batch (re-hydrated and pitched into 1.065 wort). I don't see any issues with this, but wondering if any else does. Thanks!

__________________
Zeppman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
stpug
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,552
Liked 368 Times on 320 Posts
Likes Given: 171

Default

FWIW, I haven't yet, but I plan on it .

__________________
stpug is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
signmastr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fallbrook, CA
Posts: 93
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Sure... The $4 savings can go towards grain and such.

__________________
signmastr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 05:36 PM   #4
WoodlandBrew
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WoodlandBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Malden, MA
Posts: 1,867
Liked 140 Times on 136 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

I harvested safale s04 off a brew recently. The viability was lower than I expected, but I think that was due to other factors than it starting as a dry yeast. Harvest away!

__________________

The 2nd edition is now available: Brewing Engineering
Woodland Brewing Research Blog Applied Science for Better Beer.

WoodlandBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #5
Skipper74
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Franklin, MA
Posts: 202
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I have been harvesting and reusing my dry use regularly. I have stored it up to six months in the refrigerator and not had an issue.

__________________
Skipper74 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 05:43 PM   #6
jerrodm
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 636
Liked 121 Times on 87 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Yes, I regularly reuse S-04 and US-05 up to several generations, haven't had any issues yet.

__________________
jerrodm is offline
HopHoarder Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
mb82
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Charlottesville, Va
Posts: 633
Liked 59 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

I recently harvested S-05. I figure make a starter and treat it just like any other washed yeast.

__________________
Suburban Farmhouse Brewery

Primary: House Bitter
Bottled: Can't keep track
Up coming beers:
mb82 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2012, 03:02 AM   #8
bleme
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 2,023
Liked 289 Times on 212 Posts
Likes Given: 39

Default

I prefer the results from my washed US-05 than I do from a fresh pack for some reason. I usually plan my brews out so I am doing 3 or 4 in a row using the same yeast.

__________________
bleme 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
Yeast washing vs. yeast harvesting (kraeusen skimming) Dogslovebeer General Techniques 14 05-30-2013 07:05 PM
Yeast Washing FAIL: Read the above thread after washing. StinkyVp Fermentation & Yeast 14 05-06-2012 03:28 PM
Yeast Washing Pics - Do I have enough yeast for a starter? scottvin Fermentation & Yeast 3 05-06-2012 12:40 PM
Washing yeast, starters, pre-made wort, all kinds of yeast Q's 98EXL General Techniques 15 09-06-2011 06:55 PM
Croping yeast and washing yeast questions brewguy82 Fermentation & Yeast 3 02-21-2011 10:39 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS