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Old 06-10-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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After brewing a Rye Saisson, I washed the 3711 yeast early this week. I now have 2 mason jars that are both very pale looking with very little trub at the bottom. I have washed a few other yeasts in the past and the color is so much darker. Is this normal or did I do something wrong in the process.

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Old 06-11-2011, 01:35 AM   #2
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No, my washed 3711 is very pail too. Then I repitched some of the washed yeast 5days ago and I just checked its at 1.006 from 1.056 and the sample tastes like it should. So fear not, give ot a try.
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:58 AM   #3
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gracias run4beer. Don't plan on using for a while, was just concerned. Gona use a washed Belgian yeast thats been in frig since 2/11. Now that baby had some color to it.

 
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:07 PM   #4
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If its been since Feb. you'll want to wake to up in a starter. I've never made any conection b/t color and viability of yeast slant. If its old, 3-4 weeks I make a starter and note its activity, lag time and smell before deciding it I'm going to ptich it.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:40 PM   #5
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I have prepared a starter for my belgian sleeping yeast last nite. Hope it wakes up, so far, not much yeast showing up at the bottom of the flask.

 
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:53 PM   #6
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My saison with 3711 will be my first attempt at washing yeast. My LHBS doesn;t carry wyeast so I want to make sure I have yeast for my next saison.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:22 PM   #7
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3711 is a good yeast to wash and keep its tough and can take the rough handling.
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