The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Liquid or Dry Yeast?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-11-2013, 01:51 AM   #31
BansheeRider
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BansheeRider's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,436
Liked 96 Times on 87 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrewMasta View Post
Yes, I take it out of the fridge, pour off most the beer that the starter produced, I save only enough to swirl the yeast back into suspension for pitching, but I let it come to room temp prior to yet swirl, and pitching. IMO it's not really advisable to pour the whole starter in because the beer in your starter is aerated, and not of the best caliber. There is still yeast in the beer you created with the starter, but most has formed a yeast cake on the bottom of the flask, and is more than enough to get a 5 gal batch kickin. GL, and happy brewing, making yeast starter is easy and fun, just keep sanitary, it's like brewing a mini batch of beer.
Do you cover the opening with anything while its fermenting? Such as an airlock or something?
__________________

Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement.

BansheeRider is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2013, 01:53 AM   #32
eric19312
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: , NY
Posts: 675
Liked 54 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I've done about 20 batches now. First 5 were kits, used the dry yeast that came with the kits. Beer was ok, but not great. Really doubt that can be blamed on the yeast. As I progressed I moved to full boils, and built a temp control fridge. Learned better sanitization techniques. Learned to use software to design my own recipes.

Since then I've done 16 more batches, about half partial mash and half all grain. Beer keeps getting better and better. Have 2 or 3 recipes on 3rd iteration moving towards Eric's Haus Ale, IPA, CDA and Amber. Funny thing is I've yet to explore yeast. Since I started designing my own recipes I've used 2 packs of US-05. What I do is start with a batch of Amber Ale, about 1.050 OG and 40 IBU, no dry hops. That yeast cake fills 2 quart mason jars, after settling I get about a quart of firm, clean cake. I divide the cake into 4 pint jars, use these for my next 4 batches (using between 1/4 and 1 cup of yeast depending on gravity and age of the cake). Batch 3 or 4 is another Amber, harvest a new cake...after 4 generations I bought a new pack of yeast and started over.

Beer keeps getting better and seems I've still got a lot to learn. Am sure at some point I'll try another yeast...but I do kind of like having that one variable controlled while I experiment with other variables. Not to mention I like being Thrifty think about it, I've brewed 16 batches for $8 worth of yeast...

At some point when I've really dialed in the recipes and understand what they are supposed to taste like using US05 I'll try those same recipes with different yeasts. Probably get a pack of Nottingham and brew up a batch of Eric's Amber...

__________________
eric19312 is offline
jonmohno Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2013, 01:57 AM   #33
BrewMasta
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ledyard, Connecticut
Posts: 191
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

I provided a cartoon pictorial on the first page of this thread, take a look at it. I use sanitized tinfoil on my starter flasks.

__________________

" life is like a case of beer, you must enjoy it every day"

- ToastedBlonde Ale in Bottles
- Zesty Pale Ale in primary #1
- Belma 60 IPA in primary #2
- Belgian Wheat IPA in primary #3
- White IPA on deck
- ESB on deck

* Member of the Maniacal Association of Shoreline Home-brewers, CT

BrewMasta is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2013, 02:01 AM   #34
BansheeRider
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BansheeRider's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,436
Liked 96 Times on 87 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrewMasta View Post
I provided a cartoon pictorial on the first page of this thread, take a look at it. I use sanitized tinfoil on my starter flasks.
I saw the pics. Guess I missed that part, thanks!
__________________

Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement.

BansheeRider is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My liquid yeast fizzed out when I opened it. Will the lost yeast matter? aldubya Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 06-08-2014 01:37 AM
IIPA - notty yeast cake vs. 2 packs us-05 vs. liquid yeast firenemus Fermentation & Yeast 3 07-14-2012 03:56 PM
Liquid yeast fermentation failed. Just ordered dry yeast; should I re-hydrate? krantze Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 01-26-2011 04:57 AM
Liquid Starter for Liquid Yeast the_merlin Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 10-01-2010 09:14 PM
Liquid Yeast--Do Kits in Sequence or Split Yeast Pack? osagedr Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 02-27-2010 02:24 PM