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Old 07-22-2013, 07:13 PM   #2081
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I wasn't planning on brewing this soon, but after SWMBO saw the keg cooler I made last week for an upcoming weekend getaway, she asked if I could throw together 5 more gallons of the blond for her to take to a trail day event in three weeks.

It just happened to work out that I decided to try my hand at yeast washing.

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SIAP, but I didn't feel like reading thru the entire thread for my answer. I have always used liquid yeast and have been washing the yeast for quite some time now. Last weekend I brewed with dry yeast for the first time and was wondering if it is possible to wash this yeast?

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Old 08-07-2013, 01:55 PM   #2083
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SIAP, but I didn't feel like reading thru the entire thread for my answer. I have always used liquid yeast and have been washing the yeast for quite some time now. Last weekend I brewed with dry yeast for the first time and was wondering if it is possible to wash this yeast?
Yeah I do it all the time.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #2084
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SIAP, but I didn't feel like reading thru the entire thread for my answer. I have always used liquid yeast and have been washing the yeast for quite some time now. Last weekend I brewed with dry yeast for the first time and was wondering if it is possible to wash this yeast?
Yup... in case you haven't noticed, dry yeast doesn't stay very dry once you pitch it
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:55 AM   #2085
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SIAP, but I didn't feel like reading thru the entire thread for my answer. I have always used liquid yeast and have been washing the yeast for quite some time now. Last weekend I brewed with dry yeast for the first time and was wondering if it is possible to wash this yeast?
Which strain of dry yeast did you use? I have washed both US-05 and Nottingham with good results.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:41 AM   #2086
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Ive washed and pitched 3 generations of Notty for both hard ciders and beers. All good

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Which strain of dry yeast did you use? I have washed both US-05 and Nottingham with good results.
US-05 is what I used.
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If its yeast, and you wash it (per the OP), and start it in a starter, it will grow.

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US-05 is what I used.
US-05 rocks in later generations. I think it has an off flavor from the dry packing process that goes away after washing
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So now you have four (4) jars of pretty good yeast.

So that 1/2 to 3/4 in the bottom is enough for a five (5) gallon or ten (10) Gallon batch?

I guess most people make starters with it but I just want to cast it on the next batch... usually with-in a week of harvesting the yeast...

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