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Old 07-08-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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I have 2 beers that are finishing up in my fermenters. One is a pumpkin ale and the other is a scottish wee heavy. I plan to rack them to the keg here in the next week or so. I figured I'd try my hand at harvesting some of the yeast from them to cut down on costs.

I have a 1000ml elenmeyer flask. What are the steps for washing/saving the yeast?
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:45 PM   #2
Jan 2010
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its pretty easy, should be all the info you need here:

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Old 07-08-2011, 05:57 PM   #3
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That yeast washing illustrated is the best source I've read. Also, washing yeast is better from lower-grav beers. If your wee heavy is really big, the yeast might be too stressed out to re-use. Cheers!
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:02 PM   #4
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Question JonM, if you brew a big beer and then wash yeast they can be to worn out even when making a starter?

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