clarrification question - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > clarrification question

Thread Tools
Old 05-11-2005, 04:45 PM   #11
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,796
Liked 136 Times on 102 Posts

Originally Posted by brewhead
what would be the advantage of reusing the yeast? most kits come with a new packet of yeast. would i be improving - or speeding up the process by reusing the yeast?
What I reuse is liquid yeast. I rarely use dry yeast. I would not reuse dry yeast. As you said, it's free with a kit (but I don't do kits), but it is cheap enough.

Reusing liquid yeast from a primary definitely speeds up the activity when used right away. It is comparable to making a yeast starter, but with fewer steps.
HB Bill

Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2005, 10:14 PM   #12
andre the giant
andre the giant's Avatar
May 2005
Southeast Missouri, USA
Posts: 539
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

I've been brewing all grain batches agressively (IMO) for the last 8 months and I've come to like the idea of putting a couple bottles of each kind of yeast in the fridge so I can brew more "spontaniously." If you're brewing with kits, there's really not point to saving the yeast in my opinion.

After a year of sitting idle, Andre's All-Grain Brewery has reopened.
Batch #59-Kolsch (Secondary)
Batch #60-Blueberry Ale (Primary)

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A question about Coriander in a porter and another question about yeast tired Recipes/Ingredients 7 01-28-2009 11:55 PM
Malt Rating Question (newbie question) LumberjackJohn Recipes/Ingredients 3 12-09-2008 06:22 PM
Recipe Sparge Question (Beersmith Question) IrregularPulse All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 06-26-2008 06:10 PM
Making Chocolate Oatmeal stout. OG question and smack pack starter Question. britishbloke Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 02-23-2007 06:01 PM

Forum Jump