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Doctor_Wily 11-24-2012 06:08 PM

First yeast wash attempt
 
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Greetings everyone,


I decided to give yeast washing a try cuz, why not? I took 4 jars, boiled them, cooled, added the boiled water to the fermenter swirled and dumped into the jars. Let em sit over night and saw good separation and a distinct 3 layers. I'm a little confused at this point (I already finished so hopefully I didn't fail).

So I have these 3 layers, a clearly liquid layer on top (water n beer), a middle cream colored layer, and a bottom brown/green layer.

I decanted a portion of the top layer because I just had too much for the final 2 jars I was going into. I poured the rest of what I had into the final jars, leaving most of the "middle" layer and bottom. Is the middle layer yeast I should be trying to harvest? Or not worry about it? I'm sure I have plenty of yeast in what I poured off, just looking for clarification on the details.

Cheers!

I drew a picture.


Doctor_Wily 11-25-2012 07:34 PM

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Here's a couple pics after an overnight in the fridge.


Doctor_Wily 11-25-2012 07:34 PM

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Here's a couple pics after an overnight in the fridge.



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