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Old 09-06-2008, 02:59 PM   #191
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i was told that you cant wash yeast from dry packets after fermentation.
true or not?

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Old 09-06-2008, 04:08 PM   #192
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i was told that you cant wash yeast from dry packets after fermentation.
true or not?
Sure you can. Why would you want to??? They're only about a buck a pack. Hardly worth it to go through all that trouble for just a dollar.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:28 PM   #193
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Thanks for the guide Bernie, with your hard work and the help of a few people in Chat, I washed my WLP001 last night. I have to say this was easy as heck to do and I recommend that if you haven't tried it, give it a shot.

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Old 09-09-2008, 10:00 PM   #194
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This thread has inspired me to try it. I have 6 gallons of a 1.080 brown ale in the primary right now. The yeast is wl cal ale. I usually dont secondary, so once I rack the beer off I will try Bernie's meathod. I have a lot of trub and hops in the primary, but it looks like going into the large jar first and letting it settle out and then moving it into the smaller jars will get rid of most of the trub and hops. My question has to do with yeast cell count, If you are going to brew a 1.078 IIPA you will need approx. 587 billion cells according to mr. malty. So would I just use one small jar in a 3500 mil starter on a stir plate to end up with the right amount of cells or is it 2 small jars? Another question is temperature, I am assuming you do not want to cold crash because then the yeast fall to the bottom with the junk, so room temp. 68-70 degrees for the transfers?

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Old 09-13-2008, 01:28 AM   #195
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Beuatiful how-to Bernie!

The pictures add so much to the steps! I have read this same procedure many times from other sources but I've always thought "just to complicated for a noobie". Now that I see the photos along side the write up it looks like a no-brainer!

I will no doubt give this a shot. I'll try and remember to take purty pictures too so I can pass the knowlege along. For all who plan on giving future instructions: pictures really do say a thousand words and make the complex seem far less daunting...FOLLOW BERNIE'S EXAMPLE!

Thanks All for the insight. You make the noobies feel well-trained!

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Old 09-18-2008, 01:07 PM   #196
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Quick question:

I've just done this on 3 batches. 1 batch came out perfect.

Two other batches were rushed and, ultimately it looks like there's a lot more than just yeast in there, though I'm not sure.

These two batches were both extract batches and both run through a strainer before racking to primary. Though I'm not 100% sure, I'm guessing I got good, live yeast and dead yeasties in there as well. Will this be a problem?

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Old 09-18-2008, 01:37 PM   #197
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Going to try this Saturday when I bottle by Weisbier. WLP300 is too pricey for a cheap bastid like me to buy every time. Plus, I plan on keeping the weis on hand so the economics are there for justification!

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Old 09-18-2008, 02:15 PM   #198
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Sure you can. Why would you want to??? They're only about a buck a pack. Hardly worth it to go through all that trouble for just a dollar.
Can you say "nottingham", im washing the heck out of this stuff. It hasn't been available for a long time.
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Can you say "nottingham", im washing the heck out of this stuff. It hasn't been available for a long time.
Yep. I've already used one jar of washed Notty.
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Quick question:

I've just done this on 3 batches. 1 batch came out perfect.

Two other batches were rushed and, ultimately it looks like there's a lot more than just yeast in there, though I'm not sure.

These two batches were both extract batches and both run through a strainer before racking to primary. Though I'm not 100% sure, I'm guessing I got good, live yeast and dead yeasties in there as well. Will this be a problem?
Should be fine. You'll probably end up with some dead yeast as well. But, the process of washing will remove most of the dead yeast and other trub material. Be sure to make a starter when using it. That way the healthy yeast can get a head start and boost their numbers to give you a higher success rate.
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