Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Gonna wash my first bit of yeast....questions..
Thread Tools
Old 07-08-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 667
Liked 11 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default Gonna wash my first bit of yeast....questions..

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?

Hob Knob Brewery
jdlev is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 05:45 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Medford, MA
Posts: 4,122
Liked 124 Times on 120 Posts
Likes Given: 3


its pretty easy, should be all the info you need here:

dcp27 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 05:57 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
JonM's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 5,755
Liked 1460 Times on 924 Posts
Likes Given: 144


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!
Who is this Rorschach guy? And why did he paint so many pictures of my parents fighting?
JonM is online now
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 06:02 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Parris Island, USA
Posts: 1,735
Liked 90 Times on 60 Posts
Likes Given: 16


Question JonM, if you brew a big beer and then wash yeast they can be to worn out even when making a starter?
BradleyBrew is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heat stick questions (im sure im gonna get flamed for this but im confused) xjncoguyx General Beer Discussion 11 10-26-2010 09:13 PM
Am I gonna win this bet? HomerJR General Beer Discussion 21 12-29-2009 02:53 AM
1st yeast wash done... tireater General Beer Discussion 6 04-21-2009 05:07 PM
gonna be a looooooong day carnevoodoo General Beer Discussion 16 07-26-2008 01:25 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads