Bottle Yeast - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Bottle Yeast

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
Fish
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Posts: 311


I am working on a new recipe and I was reading in the Clone book about taking some of the yeast from a bottle or Orval and using that as a starter for my yeast. Does this work well? Is it worth it?

thanks


__________________
Primary : Aqpflpevzrwein (scrabble edition)
Primary : pumpkin beer
Primary : Prickly Pear wine
Primary : Fruit Cider
Secondary :empty

Bottled: Wheat
On Deck: Mead

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 02:29 PM   #2
zoebisch01
 
zoebisch01's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Central PA
Posts: 5,182
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Depends. Some of the breweries will recondition with a different yeast than used for primary fermentation. In your case I think Orval would work, you just have to make sure to follow good sanitation procedures. Remember to clean the outside of the bottle neck with alcohol, etc. That all being said, you can often find the proper strain in liquid form...not sure what Orval uses and if Whitelabs or Wyeast has it.


__________________
Event Horizon ~ A tribute to the miracle of fermentation.

Brew what you like. Do this, and you will find your inner brewer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 02:31 PM   #3
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,593
Liked 151 Times on 142 Posts


Yes it can work. Whether or not it is worth it depends on the source. Some brewers use a finishing yeast that isn't the same as the fermentation yeast.
__________________
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 02-22-2007, 02:32 PM   #4
zoebisch01
 
zoebisch01's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Central PA
Posts: 5,182
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


I believe the WLP510 is the correct strain. Can anyone confirm? Oh one thing though, is they use the Brett in the secondary ferment I believe.
__________________
Event Horizon ~ A tribute to the miracle of fermentation.

Brew what you like. Do this, and you will find your inner brewer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 02:51 PM   #5
Fish
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Posts: 311

Hmmm ok I mainly wanted to do this because the book said so and I thought it was kind of cool but if its a different strain it might not be worth it.
__________________
Primary : Aqpflpevzrwein (scrabble edition)
Primary : pumpkin beer
Primary : Prickly Pear wine
Primary : Fruit Cider
Secondary :empty

Bottled: Wheat
On Deck: Mead

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 03:15 PM   #6
Glibbidy
 
Glibbidy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Sunny Southern Vermont
Posts: 2,369
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts


I used the White Labs WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale Yeast when I replicated the Orval product and it worked out great.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 09:51 PM   #7
Fish
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Posts: 311

Is a Brett strain all that different? Or I guess I should ask what is a Brett strain? I see more beer sells them but I don't know much more than that.
__________________
Primary : Aqpflpevzrwein (scrabble edition)
Primary : pumpkin beer
Primary : Prickly Pear wine
Primary : Fruit Cider
Secondary :empty

Bottled: Wheat
On Deck: Mead

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 10:11 PM   #8
Torchiest
 
Torchiest's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Houston, TX
Posts: 1,761
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by zoebisch01
I believe the WLP510 is the correct strain. Can anyone confirm? Oh one thing though, is they use the Brett in the secondary ferment I believe.
Yes, WLP510 is the Orval strain. Bastogne Belgian Ale.


__________________
WORLD DOMINATION BEER
Kegged
#48 Black Helicopter Porter #49 Pikemen Porter
Up Next:
#50 Imperious IPA
#51 Razz Buried

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is culturing lager yeast from a bottle harder than ale yeast? hexmonkey Fermentation & Yeast 2 08-31-2009 05:23 PM
yeast in bottle newbrewr4fun Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 07-25-2008 10:27 PM
Yeast in the Bottle Kiwi_Jonno Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 05-18-2008 03:10 PM
Yeast In a Bottle woosterhoot General Techniques 6 07-03-2007 12:57 AM
How much yeast should be in a bottle? paranode General Beer Discussion 2 04-04-2007 02:34 AM


Forum Jump