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Old 01-26-2011, 04:41 AM   #1
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So i have a few sour beers saved up which i of course want to drink but i would like to also save these dregs for future sour beers. Any suggestions on best way to do this? i was thinking of getting a gallon jug with a starter in it and an air lock and just adding dregs as i drink them. slowly create a house funk i suppose. is this suggested? better options?

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Old 01-26-2011, 03:24 PM   #2
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Never having done it, I don't have any tried nd true methods to share, but I am pouring the dregs from the Jolly Pumpkin Bam Bieres I brought back from Michigan into an empty honey jar and keeping it in the back of my fridge. When I drain them all I will add these dregs to a starter on my stirplate with some 1.040 wort and grow it up for a few days then harvest it and freeze it in a slant.

Looking forward to see input from people with experience to see if we are on the right track here.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:22 PM   #3
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I am pouring the dregs from the Jolly Pumpkin Bam Bieres I brought back from Michigan into an empty honey jar and keeping it in the back of my fridge. When I drain them all I will add these dregs to a starter on my stirplate with some 1.040 wort and grow it up for a few days
I did just that...kept a 22 in the fridge with plastic wrap and aluminum foil rubber banded over it for a few months while I filled with sour dregs (quite a few were JP beers ) mostly to try out saving/growing bottle dregs.

See my thread on that topic: HERE

Ended up working REALLY well!

 
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:22 PM   #4
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sweet well looks like it wont hurt to try, but i may just do your method and just pour them into an empty jar in the fridge. we will see what my best drunken idea is after i finish a bottle

 
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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There are quite a few ways to save dregs. Here are a few:
1)Pour into sanitized WL vial
2)Into foil or airlock covered container with wort
3)Pour into bag of oak chips

 
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:51 PM   #6
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There are quite a few ways to save dregs. Here are a few:

3)Pour into bag of oak chips
That would be my choice. It gives the bugs something to munch on.

 
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:02 AM   #7
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So far I have done 1) Pour into sanitized WL vial.

I'm having a bit of a sour beer party and will have a bunch of different dredges to save. So i'll go the mason jar route with some wort and cubes I reckon. I'll pour dredges from similar type beers in one mason jar.
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:25 AM   #8
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So far I have done 1) Pour into sanitized WL vial.

I'm having a bit of a sour beer party and will have a bunch of different dredges to save. So i'll go the mason jar route with some wort and cubes I reckon. I'll pour dredges from similar type beers in one mason jar.
Somewhere on this board, some genius drilled a hole in the lid of a mason jar, put in a silicone washer and plugged it with a airlock. That might be a nice way to go.

 
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:13 AM   #9
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Something else you can do if you're going out to a beer bar or something is tuck a fresh ziplock baggie in your pocket.

It starts out sealed and sterile on the inside, and it's much easier to carry than an empty, recapped bottle if you decide you want to save yeast from something that you're drinking. I just toss it in the fridge when I get home and pitch it from there into either a beer or a starter.
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I'm at the point in my geekdom that I'll probably start carrying around autoclaved WL tubes when I go to places from now on. I wonder if the stickers/adhesive would cause problems during autoclaving?
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