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Old 12-19-2009, 06:49 PM   #571
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Here are a couple shots I took during a washing session a few weeks back.




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Old 12-22-2009, 11:20 PM   #572
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Can I wash yeast right from my primary? I usually rack to a keg after the primary is finished. The only problem I see is that there's a bunch of crap at the bottom of my primary. A little different than a nice and clean secondary.



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Old 12-22-2009, 11:50 PM   #573
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the point of washing yeast is to clean the bunch of crap from it. Primary yeast is what you want to wash. Its a long thread but if you read the whole thing they go through the differences between washing primary versus secondary yeast.

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Old 01-03-2010, 04:05 AM   #574
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I am giving this a go right now. Thanks Bernie.

Magnj: that second shot ^^ looks like a Ball Jar Advertisement.

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Old 01-06-2010, 01:14 PM   #575
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:38 PM   #576
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Just attempted my first washing last night. It looks like it turned out well.



After about an hour sitting in the fridge, a nice little layer of yeast is visible...

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Just did my first yeast washing. The lid from the big jar I used was previously used for pickles and still smelled like pickles after a thorough washing, hopefully I don't have pickle beer/yeast.

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what's the point of putting everything in the big jar first? do you let the big jar settle then decant some of the liquid before filling the smaller?

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what's the point of putting everything in the big jar first? do you let the big jar settle then decant some of the liquid before filling the smaller?
yes - putting everything in the big jar lets the trub settle out, so you're only putting yeast in the smaller jars.
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I think I'm getting confused here. Here's my understanding so far:

1) Either leave some beer in the carboy or after kegging or bottling pour in some sterile water into the carboy.

2) Slosh the carboy around to mix up the trub again.

3) Pour this solution into a big jar.

4) Let sit in fridge over night.

5) In morning will have a layer of trub at bottom of jar.

Now here's where I get a little confused.

If I understand correctly, the yeast is actually in the liquid, NOT the trub. Right?

6) Then pour(decant) the liquid (without disturbing the sediment) into other smaller jars.

So, now the smaller jars end up with a sediment. Is the yeast in this sediment or in the liquid above the sediment?



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