So with my brewery cobbled together enough to be functional again (and much improved within
the last couple months
) I am using my budget to stream line my brewery. I have started
buying hops in bulk (hopsdirect.com) and my next step is to start a frozen yeast bank.
I have read flyguy's tutorial about a million times and have an idea of what I want to do. PLease
look though my list and read about my setup and tell me if I am forgetting anything or if you
would do things differently...
Here is my basic design for my yeast ranch:
My brewery is in the basement and I have not redone the room it is in, so dirt and dust are a
concern. The whole ranch will be within a plexi-glass "clean room" that will be completely sealed,
and vented with a sanitary air filter (the little plastic ones). Housed within the ranch will be a
fridge converted to a freezer with a LOVE controller, two stir plates, a hot plate, a cold water
bath, and my testing equipment and assorted glassware.
The reason for two stir plates is that I do yeast experiments with every batch I brew using at
least two yeast strains.
Here is my equipment list:
I think this should be all the stuff I need.
My procedure will be to use the pressure cooker for sterilization, the hotplate for heating starter
wort, stir plates for propagation, and the vials with glycerine for freezing yeast samples.
1. Does this look like a good plan?
2. Will the plexi-glass housing be enough protection against floating nasties?
3. Would you include or do anything different?
Thanks a million!