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Old 06-21-2009, 03:18 PM   #1
Dec 2008
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So I was going to follow Bernie Brewers guidlines for yeast washing today, but I am at my parents house in the middle of nowhere and all they have is one big mason jar. I was wondering can I just harvest the yeast into this one large jar and use it to create starters.

My only other option is using regular glass jars which does not seem like a very sanitary option. Anybody got any ideas to help me out here?

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Old 06-21-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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I have limited experience with the washing, but from what I understand, you can do that but will have trub. Now, on the bright side is that you can always let it settle and then "wash" it a second time when you get to where you normally brew. I washed some yeast that I got from a local brewery and it came with more trub than I wanted. I just gave it a couple of rinses and tossed it into the fermenter.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:34 PM   #3
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Regular glass jars are just fine. You can use beer bottles, etc, too. The glass is boiled as to be as sanitary as possible, so they will be ok. I store my washed yeast in Grolsch bottles in the fridge.
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