Is secondary Yeast Settlement "useable" - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Is secondary Yeast Settlement "useable"
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-27-2007, 04:11 PM   #1
BierMuncher
...My Junk is Ugly...
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
BierMuncher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,375
Liked 775 Times on 432 Posts



I'm going to bottle my hefe today and I have a nice 1/4 inch of white sediment on the bottom of my secondary (8-days).

For harvesting puposes, is that sediment just as viable as what you would pull out of the primary? If so, I think I'd like the idea of using this "cleaner" looking yeast instead of washing the "mud" that I always have in my primary.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
homebrewer_99
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,781
Liked 123 Times on 95 Posts


I've read you can use yeast from the secondary, but it's better from the primary.

Tha only real differences between using yeast form the primary or secondary that I can think of would be the age of the yeast...could be several weeks old which woul/could cause mutation, and the fact that there would be less to use.


__________________
HB Bill

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 04:26 PM   #3
mbreen01
Recipes 
 
May 2006
Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 136

For most homebrewers use, yeast from secondary works fine. As the yeast grows and multiplies, you can find mutation; but I've used yeast cakes from secondary with good results and no problems. I doubt that you'd see commercial brewers doing this, because they demand strict control and reproducible results.
Washing yeast, using starters, secondary vs. primary yeast cakes...I guess it all depends on how sophisticated you like to be.

Marc.
__________________
Primary: patiently waiting
Secondary: empty, DOPE!
Bottled but green: it's all drinkable!
On tap & enjoying: Honey Wheat; Cheese's Caramel Cream Ale
Gone with a belch: Bock Talkit; Three Kings Better Bitter; Quake & Bake Oatmeal Stout; High Altitude Pale Ale
On deck: Garbage Pale Ale; Honey Wheat

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 04:40 PM   #4
BierMuncher
...My Junk is Ugly...
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
BierMuncher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,375
Liked 775 Times on 432 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by mbreen01
For most homebrewers use, yeast from secondary works fine. As the yeast grows and multiplies, you can find mutation; but I've used yeast cakes from secondary with good results and no problems. I doubt that you'd see commercial brewers doing this, because they demand strict control and reproducible results.
Washing yeast, using starters, secondary vs. primary yeast cakes...I guess it all depends on how sophisticated you like to be.

Marc.
Thanks Marc. How do you prefer to gather and store your yeast?...Or anyone for that matter.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 04:46 PM   #5
mbreen01
Recipes 
 
May 2006
Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 136

Quote:
Originally Posted by KalvinEddie
How do you prefer to gather and store your yeast?
Check out Wyeast's Guide to Yeast Washing.

Marc.
__________________
Primary: patiently waiting
Secondary: empty, DOPE!
Bottled but green: it's all drinkable!
On tap & enjoying: Honey Wheat; Cheese's Caramel Cream Ale
Gone with a belch: Bock Talkit; Three Kings Better Bitter; Quake & Bake Oatmeal Stout; High Altitude Pale Ale
On deck: Garbage Pale Ale; Honey Wheat

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 06:25 PM   #6
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,576
Liked 148 Times on 139 Posts


The downside of using secondary yeast is, this is the least flocculate yeast in the batch. I guess that isn't too big of a problem with hefes.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 06:28 PM   #7
Brewpilot
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Fort Wayne, IN
Posts: 362

I washed some yeast last week, placed it in a growler and put it in my fridge. Now I come home from a week of flying and noticed bubbles on top of the liquid still on top of the yeast. I cracked the top of the growler and PSSST.... there was pressure, is this normal???? In a fridge??? It is harvested Nottingham.

Brewpilot

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 12:16 AM   #8
homebrewer_99
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,781
Liked 123 Times on 95 Posts


If you got pressure chances are you didn't use enough water in the process.

I'd bet you didn't do it properly.


__________________
HB Bill

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"American" or "Imperial" Oatmeal Stout Recipe: Critiques please! cladinshadows Recipes/Ingredients 5 11-23-2015 11:14 PM
Is bottle conditioning as good as a "secondary"? BrewOnBoard General Techniques 13 08-26-2009 09:28 AM
"Floaters" left even after secondary??? zanemoseley General Beer Discussion 2 03-12-2009 03:01 PM
Transferred my "stuff" to secondary today howlinowl All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 0 07-01-2007 11:27 PM


Forum Jump