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Old 08-17-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Storing yeast in baby bottles

My wife is picking up some baby bottles for me today to store washed yeast. I know it sounds weird, but here are a couple benefits.

1. They are good size. She is getting 8 ouncers
2. They are easy to sanitize. You can microwave them in some special bag and they are good to go.
3. The number one nipple serves as a good air lock. Obviously you have to also cap the nipple, but it's enough clearance to allow the escape of CO2 without allowing a ton of room.
4. Easy storage.
5. Cheap, they like $1/bottle.

Negative
1. They are clear, so you'll need to store in a lunch bag or something.
2. The airlock isn't 100% against allowing airflow in the other direction.

At least these are what I have found to be true.


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I used baby food jars for a while...
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I used baby food jars for a while...
Those seemed too little.
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Those seemed too little.
They do have larger baby food jars too, but they are still probably too small for saving washed yeast. I use all my daughters old jars for wort to step up from slants/plates
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I started with 8 oz bottles and saw how much was actually yeast, I went to 4 oz bottles. Less space for the same yeast so I think baby food bottles or jars would be great.

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So far the yeast washing is working. I have proofed two different strains with no problems. It takes right off.

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I was thinking about this today.
Don't they make baby bottle sterilizers?
Seems ideal, I would guess they are graduated so you could get a measure of the yeast?


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