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Old 10-28-2009, 01:39 AM   #1
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Now I want to confirm. Can the dregs and muck at the bottom of my fermentor bucket be reused for its yeast if so what is the procedure?

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Old 10-28-2009, 02:16 AM   #2
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Yep. It's called yeast washing. See here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/yeas...strated-41768/

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Old 10-28-2009, 03:04 AM   #3
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+1 what Palefire said. I've used washed yeast for the last seven or eight batches of All Grain. I have about two dozen pints and half pints of various yeasts in the fridge.

It works for me, read the Yeast Washing thread, there's a lot of great information there. Good Luck.

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Old 10-28-2009, 03:36 AM   #4
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I've washed some of the more expensive liquid yeasts per the thread here. I've also just dumped a new brew right on the trub of an IPA with safale 05 just because I wanted to see how it would turn out/ react.

No problems with either (yet). :P

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Old 10-28-2009, 01:30 PM   #5
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And technique #3 is: sieve the big chunks out and re-use the yeast.
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