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Old 09-26-2006, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Yeast harvesting: better out of primary or secondary

Is it better to harvest the yeast from the primary or secondary or does it matter?
My thinking is that it would be better to keep yeast from the secondary as the primary would have more trub. My gut also tells me that this would only be true if if the newly fermented beer was racked to the secondary after a quick primary (say one week).

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Old 09-26-2006, 10:25 PM   #2
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There have been a few posts about this before. The primary is the preferred method. Search "yeast washing" on how to get rid of the trub.


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Pumbaa is doing this right now and has a thread going too at:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=14125

In one of the articles he posted, it recommends harvesting from the primary, and washing.

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=2605

The washing thread.
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