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Old 04-27-2009, 03:43 AM   #1
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Hello again. So this past weekend I bottled my hefeweizen. I just finished bottling and finally decided to clean out my carboy. I noticed the yeast cake on the bottom and make a quick split decision to see if I could try to save it. My parents jar tomato sauce so I ended up getting a jar and lid from their cupboard. I poured the whole yeast cake into the jar and stuck it in the fridge.

Now here is my question. I saved the yeast cake only because after reading so many threads on this forum I hear people say they always save their yeast cake when they can. Now that I have this yeast cake...what can I actually do with it? Thanks.

 
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:45 AM   #2
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You wash the yeast. Here ya go: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/yeas...strated-41768/
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:49 AM   #3
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Did you sanitize the jar prior to pouring the cake in there?
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:00 AM   #4
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No I did not sanitize the jar. Was I supposed to?

 
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:05 AM   #5
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Yep. I'd toss that.

 
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:46 AM   #6
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O well, it was worth a try. Now that I know I will do it properly next time.

 
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