Commercial Beer Yeast Harvest List - Page 14 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Commercial Beer Yeast Harvest List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-13-2011, 09:13 PM   #131
LowOG
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Portland, OR
Posts: 25
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Hey all,

I'm new to home brewing, and can't brew in my apartment, so as a project between brews I'm trying to harvest yeast from commercial beers. I'm trying a Heady Topper from the Alchemist in VT. It's a canned beer that is unpasteurized, but I'm not sure if it's can conditioned (of if that's even possible).

Added to that I'm using a Malta Goya starter (2:1 ratio MG:Water, boiled to sanitize and release carbonation). I've heard people have had luck with that.

Has anyone tried harvesting from a can? Oskar Blues maybe? Just wondering if this is a waste of time. I've got a control starter from a home brew that should work, so if that takes off and my Heady Topper doesn't I think I'll have my answer.

Thanks!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 11:31 PM   #132
Accidic
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Accidic's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Millbrook, Alabama
Posts: 1,525
Liked 98 Times on 86 Posts


I've got the same type of starter with some pacman bubbling away.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 11:43 PM   #133
runs4beer
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
, NYC
Posts: 386
Liked 14 Times on 10 Posts


Drinking my dark Belgian I made with my yeast harvest from a bottle of ommegangs Abby ale and-it-is-good!
__________________
Never listen to electric guitar.
-DB
Some folks look for answers
Others look for fights
Some folks up in treetops
Just look to see the sights
-RH

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 11:58 PM   #134
ChillWill
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Posts: 869
Liked 23 Times on 19 Posts


LowOg - although it's not pasturised it'll be filtered and I bet if you got it under a microscope you'd find yeast but you'll never have enough to harvest.

At work we centrifuge beer before bottling, that leaves a small amount of yeast but not enough to deposit any on the bottom of the bottle.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 12:36 AM   #135
Accidic
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Accidic's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Millbrook, Alabama
Posts: 1,525
Liked 98 Times on 86 Posts


Enough to possibly plate it?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 01:02 AM   #136
LowOG
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Portland, OR
Posts: 25
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I definitely have a good amount of sediment, but time will tell if any of it is usable yeast.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 01:10 AM   #137
FRS
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
State College, PA
Posts: 151
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


I have a starter going from the dregs of 2x 12oz bottles of Long Trail Ale unfiltered IPA.

I have a mixed case of Rouge bombers, I'm planning to get some Pac-Man going next!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 05:37 AM   #138
Accidic
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Accidic's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Millbrook, Alabama
Posts: 1,525
Liked 98 Times on 86 Posts


The pacman seems eager and a breeze to do but it seems to keep a ton of CO2 in solution.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 09:58 PM   #139
insurgus
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 128
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


  • Edelweiss Weissbier plated and slanted. Growing strong.
  • Tree Brewing Co Heffeweizen Wheat Ale. Plated and slanted. Growing strong.
  • Brew Dog. Not working. Dead or screwed up. Will try another bottle.
  • Chimay Blue. Plated and slanted. Grew just fine.
  • Chimay Yellow. Plated but hasnt grown yet. Probably old bottles. Will incubate for another few days as its still too early to tell. Same strain as blue but proves not all bottles that are harvestable can be. Try try again!
  • Fullers 1845. Plated but hasn't grown. More time.
  • Samuel Smith India Ale. Plated but hasn't grown. More time.
Click image for larger version

Name:	376429_237381616324533_201302833265745_677745_172143242_n.jpg
Views:	753
Size:	38.7 KB
ID:	38406  

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 10:54 PM   #140
Accidic
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Accidic's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Millbrook, Alabama
Posts: 1,525
Liked 98 Times on 86 Posts


I was going to buy one of the Chimay's for giggles as I've never tried any of it but the whole color thing threw me for a loop. I was torn between the Red (would seem the most viable as it's the youngest) and the Blue (which I figure they might add yeast again to condition but it's just a guess). They are all three the same strains aren't they?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hefeweizen Yeast to Harvest From Commercial Bottle permo Fermentation & Yeast 7 01-11-2014 07:38 PM
Is it a good idea to harvest yeast from 3gen washed yeast? bratrules Fermentation & Yeast 5 04-26-2011 03:29 PM
Commercial Yeast Harvest Questions Sensei_Oberon Fermentation & Yeast 22 01-05-2011 05:54 PM
Yeast in commercial tap beer? robertbartsch Fermentation & Yeast 5 08-02-2010 06:59 PM
Commercial Yeast - what are good ones to harvest? permo Fermentation & Yeast 5 03-07-2010 09:57 PM


Forum Jump