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Old 07-09-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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I don't know why this is so cool to me... washed some s-04 yeast 4 months ago and forgot about it in the back of the fridge. Mashed a pound of 2 row in a gallon of water and boiled down to maybe 3 qts...pitched in the yeast slurry then decanted it, tossed the decanted slurry into an oatmeal stout and it is going like crazy.. FOUR MONTHs OLD!! That amazes me for some reason.

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Old 07-09-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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i just pitched some 6 month old yeast i harvested from Bells 2 hearted beer turned out great.

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Old 07-09-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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i just pitched some 6 month old yeast i harvested from Bells 2 hearted beer turned out great.
you harvested it from a commercial brew. that is even more cool!!!
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I just harvested some ommegang hennepin saison yeast which I think I'm going to use to brew a Belgian IPA. Should be interesting.

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i've kept the same strain alive for 2-3 years in the fridge just by slowly feeding it

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Old 07-09-2010, 08:21 PM   #6
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i've kept the same strain alive for 2-3 years in the fridge just by slowly feeding it
do you bring it to room temp.. "feed it" ( I assume this means malt and or nutrient?) then put back in the fridge?
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