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Old 08-11-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
Jul 2010
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I am making a wild yeast culture from water, honey sugar and apricots (I will use this for making ginger ale). When the culture is ready, and the apricots are removed, can I in some way use them to make a new culture? Something like putting them into water, and then feed with sugar? If so, how much sugar/honey should I add (compared to the amount I added in the first place)?

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Old 08-11-2010, 10:59 PM   #2
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Mar 2010
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Search the forum for "yeast washing" for information on reusing yeast. If you're interested in storing long term, there's some good info around about creating a frozen yeast bank, as well as making yeast slants (just search for these terms and you'll find some good stuff).
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:42 AM   #3
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Like you bought a yeast or captured it? Here is the capture thread, there is TONS of info on it!

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