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Old 06-09-2011, 08:57 PM   #1021
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Thank yew Sir!! This is a wonderful explanation.

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Old 06-17-2011, 01:21 AM   #1022
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hey I'm jumping in really late and my question is probably asked somewhere in this huge chain of questions but here it is again. When washing the yeast should I be using distilled water , spring water, I assume stay away from tap water. I am washing wlp500 tommorow using this method and wanted to get things rolling tonight so I can refrigerate the water overnight. Thanks in advance for any aadvice.

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Old 06-17-2011, 01:33 AM   #1023
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I just boil unfiltered tap water. I boil all the jars in a big pot, then just cap that boiled water in there. Boiling will drive off the bad stuff.

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Old 06-17-2011, 01:40 AM   #1024
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I just boil unfiltered tap water. I boil all the jars in a big pot, then just cap that boiled water in there. Boiling will drive off the bad stuff.
I was just more so concerned that the minerals in tap or spring water might produce undesired effects.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:44 AM   #1025
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never had a problem and I have done it this way for 2 years.

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never had a problem and I have done it this way for 2 years.
that's great news def will save money if I use tap water. That's the way I'm gonna go . Thanks for the advice.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:52 PM   #1027
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I have been brewing quite a while and I never have tried this. Perhaps I was just overwhelmed and then forgot. I think I will try to salvage some US-05 that is in fermentation stage now. The guide here is superb!

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Old 06-23-2011, 07:12 PM   #1028
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So the last few batches I made I decided to save the yeast. I took sanitized mason jars and poured what was left over after kegging from the bottom of my fermenter...left over beer and all. I put it in the fridge in the middle of March. It's now almost July and I plan on making a starter from it next weekend. Is this an acceptable way of doing it or should I go pick up some new vials of yeast? I really didn't wash it...I just collected what didn't fit in my keg and put it in the mason jar. The bottom half is all yeast and the top half is beer.

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I have been brewing quite a while and I never have tried this.
Between washing and farmhousebrewing for hops, you can DRASTICALLY cut your costs of each batch.
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So the last few batches I made I decided to save the yeast. I took sanitized mason jars and poured what was left over after kegging from the bottom of my fermenter...left over beer and all. I put it in the fridge in the middle of March. It's now almost July and I plan on making a starter from it next weekend. Is this an acceptable way of doing it or should I go pick up some new vials of yeast? I really didn't wash it...I just collected what didn't fit in my keg and put it in the mason jar. The bottom half is all yeast and the top half is beer.
I do the same; only the longest I have stored in the fridge has been 1 month. I decant the beer & make a starter if it's more than 1 week old. You should be fine.
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