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Old 03-23-2010, 01:26 AM   #1
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Just wondering what the difference is (if any) in make a starter from washed yeast compared to making one from scratch with new yeast?

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Old 03-23-2010, 01:53 AM   #3
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you can wash yeast? Better yet you can reuse yeast? Why would you want to?

 
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:01 AM   #4

Check out the tremendously helpful sticky by Bernie Brewer on washing yeast in the Fermentation and Yeast subforum.

The reasons I wash yeast is to lower my cost per batch, to always have the yeast on hand that I want, and because its cool - another interesting aspect to making handmade beer.


 
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:23 AM   #5
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that is rather cool! And saving money is always good. I now have a good read for work tomorrow, thanks.

 
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:06 PM   #6
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You may also want to check out 2 archived podcasts from the Brewing Network. Both were (I think, as its been a while) the "Brew Strong" show with John Palmer and Jamil Zainesheff. One episode on yeast washing, another on re-pitching yeast. Both extremely helpful on this topic.

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