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Old 02-12-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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What I did was I poured off the suspended yeast, leaving the trub behind at least 6 times, does this look like there is anymore trub in it? I can take a better picture if need be.




 
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:59 PM   #2
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looks good to me.. nice cream colored washed yeast


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Old 02-12-2010, 10:20 PM   #3
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Agreed. Slap on a label and give it a home in the fridge.

 
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:21 AM   #4
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this came from a 3 gallon batch. how many 1 time uses can I get out of my washed yeast?

 
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:02 AM   #5
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I think most people say they use their yeast 3-4 generations, and don't let any batch sit for more than 6 months (I believe).

 
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:46 AM   #6
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take a small potion and make a starter
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:12 AM   #7
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I guess what I meant to ask was how many gallons can I make out of the yeast I have in my jelly jar? If it came from a 3 gallon batch

 
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:29 AM   #8
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Layla, make a starter out of that, and you could pitch into 10 gallons if you wanted to. Awesome job- absolutely awesome!
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:35 AM   #9
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It may seem troublesome, but making a starter is preferable to using the washed yeast directly as it gets the yeast working again and proves it's viability. I agree with the above comments on your result. great job!

 
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:49 AM   #10
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Thank you, thank you very much (takes a bow) lol Are you saying to make a starter out of the whole thing, pitch it to my beer? Sorry for the ignorance, I must be tired.



 
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