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Old 05-04-2009, 03:06 AM   #1
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When you are racking your beer from the primary fermentor to the secondary, is the time that you should be collecting the yeast. It’s easy to do it. Just sanitize a quart jar and lid, sanitize the neck of the primary fermentor, and pour from the fermentor into the jar.
all right, quick question. so i rack off from the primary ---> secondary, taking precautions not to suck up any trub, and then pour what's left over into a jar?

i guess my question is where you draw the line between 'trub' and 'reusable yeast'? does that trub harbor yeast within it? and storing methods aside, will the yeast only be good for a similar style of beer?

edit: also i'd just like to rant about how pissed i am at myself for buying a goose island reserve 4-pack for $12, completely forgetting i have a cold and can't taste a damn thing.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:28 AM   #2
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This is what you're looking for:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/yeas...strated-41768/

You'll wash your yeast to quickly separate the trub from the yeast. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it will sure save you a lot of money in the long run.

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Old 05-04-2009, 03:30 AM   #3
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gah, i looked for it, i swear. then i typed it into google and got the NBH forums.

sorry for a repeat thread :x

and thanks a bunch, rsmith.

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