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Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 01-30-2015 at 09:27 PM
I have heard you should not harvest from secondary. Not sure if that is fact, but it has been
said that the yeast in the primary is" better" than the yeast from primaryYou can harvest from
Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 01-28-2015 at 04:57 PM
Thanks for your help, after letting it settle about an hour and looking very closely at the
bottom, I could see a little trub. Here is what I ended up collecting, first pour is the jar on
the left and...
Posted in thread: 2014 Hop garden photo thread on 10-09-2014 at 09:58 PM
So, a friend had a bunch of Cascade hops. First harvest, I picked some beauties and vacuum
sealed them in canning jars, fresh, and put them in the freezer. I have heard this is not good.
Opinions? I w...
Posted in thread: How to Grow Hops on 09-03-2014 at 01:14 PM
To anyone who may see this. It has been some time since anyone has posted on this subject. I
started growing hops, Cascade, Fuggle and Northern Brewer. The Cascade is doing the best, but
should I dig ...
Posted in thread: Record for reawakening refridgerated yeast? on 08-15-2014 at 04:10 PM
Indefinite storage requires -80C or liquid nitrogen storage - at conventional freezer temps
(-15C to -20C) frozen stock are stable for ~2 years (the exact time depends on how stable your
freezer is, a...
Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 08-15-2014 at 03:44 PM
Just want to clear up the confusion a bit, hopeful ly. There is no such thing as top fermenting
vs bottom fermenting. Ales and lagers both ferment while in suspension. For whatever reason the
Posted in thread: Record for reawakening refridgerated yeast? on 08-14-2014 at 06:15 AM
I don't know about packman, but the old-school way of storing yeasts (on a slant, underneath
mineral oil) reportedly allowed recovery of yeast that were 20-30+ years old. This wasn't
normal, as these ...
Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 08-13-2014 at 03:18 PM
Got it - so the ideal would be to get the liquid because of the yeast that is suspended in it
and maximize that to pitch. i think i'm understandingMy understanding is that ale yeast is a
Posted in thread: Record for reawakening refridgerated yeast? on 08-13-2014 at 03:13 PM
Wasn't Pacman yeast cultured from slurry someone found in the back of their fridge after 20
years or something? 4? Not such a big deal. :DI'm intrigued now. Do you have a source for this?
I'd love to ...
Posted in thread: Record for reawakening refridgerated yeast? on 08-12-2014 at 05:47 PM
I just made a starter from some Pacman yeast i washed and referigerated back in Oct 2010, so
nearly 4 years. 1500 ml starter at 1.038 Og. Been on the stirplate for about 12 hrs. Plan to
give it 4 or 5...