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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...
Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 08-12-2014 at 05:09 PM
Just posted a thread about reviving yeast collected using this protocol after ~13 months: else
done similar? Longer?
Posted in thread: Record for reawakening refridgerated yeast? on 08-12-2014 at 05:07 PM
When I first started poking around this forum, being a microbiologist, I quickly found the
stickied yeast washing protocol: been using this washing for over a year now and haven't had
to buy yeast in...
Posted in thread: Somebody's hungry on 08-10-2014 at 05:27 AM
Just finished my daily visit to the hop garden and discovered somebody is hungry. I found a 1/2
dozen cascade cones that look as if they have been gnawed on. Any ideas on who the uninvited