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Old 04-30-2011, 02:36 AM   #991
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It was a hoppy ale. I just wanted to say what the grav was for the yeast. It was a american ale yeast. It did attenuate well even though it was under pitched. At any rate i was wondering if it was a good yeast to harvest since i under pitched it. I am guessing its ok since the fermentation went so well.

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Old 04-30-2011, 04:35 AM   #992
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Is it necessary to use a starter when re-pitching these? I've ready where people just let them warm up and pitch into the wort.

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Old 04-30-2011, 04:43 AM   #993
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Is it necessary to use a starter when re-pitching these? I've ready where people just let them warm up and pitch into the wort.
With a starter you know if the yeast is viable.
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:49 PM   #994
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so i decided to "save" my yest cake from my wheat beer last night. first time i've ever done that and it was late and i didn't check here first. anyway, what i did was rack off the beer as normal which left a bit of wort in the bottom of the carboy. then i simply swirled the word until the entire yeast cake was mixed into a slurry and poured it into a sanitized (starsan) growler. i capped it and stuck it in the fridge figuring i'd wash it today.

that said, is it too late? did i already ruin the yeast? the cake was quite clean as it was a very lightly hopped beer and i didn't have a lot of break in there... so i don't think i had a lot of crap mixed in with the yeast. i certainly didn't do anything like advised here though.

thanks for the info!

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Old 05-01-2011, 04:36 PM   #995
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so i decided to "save" my yest cake from my wheat beer last night. first time i've ever done that and it was late and i didn't check here first. anyway, what i did was rack off the beer as normal which left a bit of wort in the bottom of the carboy. then i simply swirled the word until the entire yeast cake was mixed into a slurry and poured it into a sanitized (starsan) growler. i capped it and stuck it in the fridge figuring i'd wash it today.

that said, is it too late? did i already ruin the yeast? the cake was quite clean as it was a very lightly hopped beer and i didn't have a lot of break in there... so i don't think i had a lot of crap mixed in with the yeast. i certainly didn't do anything like advised here though.

thanks for the info!
I don't see why you'd have any problems as long as you sanitized the jar and everything. I wouldn't keep it in there though. Decant off the beer and do your washing in the jar. You won't get as much this way but what you do get should be just fine.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:00 AM   #996
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sweet. thanks. just waiting for the yeast to settle back out so i can decant. then will wash in the jar.

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Old 05-05-2011, 01:14 AM   #997
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I did not read over all of the replys, but here is my question. The krausen residue at the top of my fermenting bucket; should that be rinsed into the trub to be washed as well?

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Old 05-06-2011, 01:02 AM   #998
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Found it. No!

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Old 05-06-2011, 01:41 AM   #999
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:35 PM   #1000
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Default Adequate sanitation?

I washed my yeast from Wyeast 1056 a couple months ago. How do I know if my sanitation was adequate? I don't think tasting a starter would work because it will be oxidized. I'd hate to ruin a batch if my washing is contaminated.

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