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Old 05-07-2011, 02:00 AM   #1001
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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.
Smell it? Check color? Hiccup. ...
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:44 AM   #1002
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I read about 10 of the 100 pages and didn't see this come up. I want to harvest the Cooper's yeast from bottles after I drink the ale. I have about a 6 pack left from Sparkling Ale and I'd like to clone using the same yeast strain.

Sould I boil some water and use a little in each empty bottle and then pour the contents into a sanitized mason jar?

What would I use as a starter to add to this yeast? Corn sugar/cane sugar?

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Old 05-07-2011, 12:41 PM   #1003
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I read about 10 of the 100 pages and didn't see this come up. I want to harvest the Cooper's yeast from bottles after I drink the ale. I have about a 6 pack left from Sparkling Ale and I'd like to clone using the same yeast strain.

Sould I boil some water and use a little in each empty bottle and then pour the contents into a sanitized mason jar?

What would I use as a starter to add to this yeast? Corn sugar/cane sugar?
Definitely use some dme if you have some (ive read some things about goya if you don't). I boiled my mini-wort first, poured the first two bottles into my glass, and just kept adding as I drank. I drank all six though.
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:43 PM   #1004
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I read about 10 of the 100 pages and didn't see this come up. I want to harvest the Cooper's yeast from bottles after I drink the ale. I have about a 6 pack left from Sparkling Ale and I'd like to clone using the same yeast strain.

Sould I boil some water and use a little in each empty bottle and then pour the contents into a sanitized mason jar?

What would I use as a starter to add to this yeast? Corn sugar/cane sugar?
Here is how John Palmer says to harvest yeast from bottles in How to Brew
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:13 PM   #1005
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Here is how John Palmer says to harvest yeast from bottles in How to Brew
Thanks, just read the "book", how did I miss that section??????????
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If I cold crash then wash, will the yeast settle before the trub?

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The trub is heavier than the yeast. It will settle out before the yeast.

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How do I keep getting this? That yummy, creamy white layer is the yeast, right?

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Sure looks like the yeast layer at the bottom.
Perhaps a highly flocculating strain of yeast would explain this?

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Wyeast 1056 American ale. I thought maybe cuz I crashed it, the yeast was dense and heavy. Buy after a few days in the fridge, I shook it up (yeast on the very bottom did NOT want to come up) and when it settled, same results. That's okay, though. I'll just roust the trub and dump it off.

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