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Old 02-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Hello everyone! Looking for some tips on trub dumps and yeast harvesting.

When do you do the first trub dump?

When is the best time to harvest yeast?

Do you need to wash the harvested yeast?

Which part of the yeast do you keep?

Thanks in advance. This is my first time harvesting! Looking to step up my game.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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This website's FAQs should give you the basics of what you're looking for:

http://conical-fermenter.com/info-discussions/

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I do the first dump@ 4 days and the second at 9-10. I harvested the yeast a couple of times from the second dump.

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I do the first dump@ 4 days and the second at 9-10. I harvested the yeast a couple of times from the second dump.
Thanks for the advice. After you get all of the yeast out, how long do you secondary in there? I'm assuming 5-7 days after fermentation is complete? I used to primary in the carboy for 10-14 days, and then secondary for another 5-7 days. So following that formula, I'm guessing 15-21 days in the conical?
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Fermentation for me is usually done around 2 weeks, then I keg.

If I'm making a keeper, I rack to a glass carboy. I don't want to keep the conical tied up because I usually have another beer I'm ready to brew.

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seems like you would only dump yeast after the beer has fermented but i don't have a conical so what do i know?

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seems like you would only dump yeast after the beer has fermented but i don't have a conical so what do i know?
That's the fine line. You want the yeast to clean up the flavors, but you don't want the beer to sit on dead yeast. Plus you want the middle layer of yeast. The early fallout is weak and the late may be schizoid or so I hear.
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seems like you would only dump yeast after the beer has fermented but i don't have a conical so what do i know?
You can simply pour the wort from a new brew onto the yeast cake immediately after bottling/kegging the previous.

I never harvested yeast from a carboy for cultivation. If you want to do that, somebody else will need to pipe in.
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You can simply pour the wort from a new brew onto the yeast cake immediately after bottling/kegging the previous.

I never harvested yeast from a carboy for cultivation. If you want to do that, somebody else will need to pipe in.
I don't use carboys. I'm harvesting from a conical.
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