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Old 05-16-2011, 03:19 AM   #1
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Default Yeast washing ?

Ok, so I did the standard yeast washing technique. Only weird thing is that the yeast is not seperating into three layers. It appears that all the yeast is healthy and viable. Sorry about the pic being sideways, but maybe someone can make heads or tails of this.



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Old 05-16-2011, 05:32 AM   #2
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Looks like you had a very clean yeast cake without much hop debris and break material, so I don't think you need to wash any further. This is pretty much what mine looks like as well after a single wash. I strain my wort through a fine mesh when pouring into the fermenter and also have almost no debris/gunk in my fermenter because of that, which makes washing yeast very simple.



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Old 05-16-2011, 01:36 PM   #3
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In the photo above, which is the yeast layer?

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Old 05-16-2011, 02:49 PM   #4
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the yeast is the white mass on the bottom.

I used rinsed yeast for the first time this weekend and I'm a happy camper. I got a fast fermentation start and a big krauzen on top.

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Old 05-16-2011, 02:51 PM   #5
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This is the same way my rinsed yeast looked. I decanted some of the beer from the top, gave it a good shake and pitched it in.



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