Results of yeast washing -- is there enough? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Results of yeast washing -- is there enough?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-22-2011, 02:56 AM   #1
ed_brews_now
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
Canada
Posts: 170
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



Attached is a picture of one of three jars of yeast I cleaned. This is yeast is a the Safbrew wheat beer yeast. I swirled the trub with cooled boiled water in the primary fermenter, but a lot settled. The liquid was cloudy -- but I guess a lot of the yeast wheat into the bottling bucket with the beer because it was a wheat beer.

From what you can tell, can I make a starter with that amount of yeast (it is a thin white layer at the bottom of the jar.

Sorry, I can't post the picture -- but this is thin layer of white -- not completely covering the bottom of the jar. Is that enough to make a starter?
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1190755.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	32.7 KB
ID:	30336  

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 03:01 AM   #2
jaycount
 
jaycount's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 996
Liked 22 Times on 22 Posts


I don't see a pic

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 03:23 AM   #3
mattd2
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Papamoa, New Zealand
Posts: 3,723
Liked 307 Times on 245 Posts


Why can't you post the photos.
Click the attached button (you might need to go to advanced reply/edit) and upload the photo.
Its this button (attached by using the attached button )
Click image for larger version

Name:	attach.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	38.3 KB
ID:	30283  

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 11:31 PM   #4
ed_brews_now
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
Canada
Posts: 170
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I added the photo. You can see the thin layer at the bottom. Is that enough for a starter? I have 3 jars of them though.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 11:44 PM   #5
Clementine
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Waynesboro, PA
Posts: 545
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts


I'm in the same boat trying to figure out if I have enough yeast but with a starter stepping up from slant.

However, Jamil's Mr Malty has a calculator for figuring out repitch from slurry. Since you have washed it my guess is density is max and non yeast percentage is zero. If you put that into Mr Malty you get 42mls of slurry need for 5 gallons of 1050 brew?

I think you have more than enough, three jars of that has to be more than 42mls or approx 1.5floz. Even at average yeast density you only need 75mls or approx 3floz. As you can eyeball the container depth of yeast, area they cover etc etc you could figure out how much you have?

To be sure you could decant and pitch it into a starter? But that would defeat the purpose of repitching.

Clem

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Croping yeast and washing yeast questions brewguy82 Fermentation & Yeast 3 02-21-2011 10:39 AM
Re-Using yeast slurry - explosive results! bmckee56 Fermentation & Yeast 1 05-23-2010 04:13 PM
Yeast Washing and ABV? TRainH2o Fermentation & Yeast 3 05-03-2010 01:46 PM
Results of my yeast pitching experiment. kedash Fermentation & Yeast 3 04-10-2010 05:36 AM
Yeast starter question--are immediate results OK? eaglehoo Fermentation & Yeast 4 08-08-2009 08:21 PM


Forum Jump