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Old 05-05-2013, 12:21 AM   #201
Mar 2011
Carbonear, Nl
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I harvested some yeast from Sam Adams Oktoberfest a few months ago. Some folks on here said the filtered there beers but the couple 6 packs I bought had sediment so I tossed it in a small starter and built it up. I found another couple 6 packs at a store in the city last week and they had sediment as well.

I'm planning to do a side by side double 1 gallon batch to try the harvested yeast against a marzen see how it turns out.

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Old 05-05-2013, 10:23 PM   #202
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May 2009
, FL
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I harvested from a bottle of Caledonian's Golden Promise a little while ago. Have not tried the yeast in a batch yet.
"There's many a slip twixt cup and lip" -idiom

Reason: typo

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Old 07-14-2013, 03:30 AM   #203
Apr 2007
western/central new york
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Great thread, this info needs to be in the wiki
damn I gotta brew something

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:06 PM   #204
Sep 2012
Harrison, OH
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Originally Posted by highgravitybacon View Post
Boulevard beers: NOT possible to harvest yeast. They use a different yeast for bottle conditioning. One of their employees did a nhc presentation and I believe said they use safbrew S-33 for conditioning.
Not entirely true. I'm pretty sure the Love Child beers have Brett and bugs in the bottle.
Fermenters: Lambic, Pumpkin Pie
Kegged: Skeeter Pee, Barn Burning (Smoked Saison)

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:57 AM   #205
Oct 2012
, Delaware
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This is an awesome post! I'm about to brew a Nut Brown ale...does anyone know of a good brew I can harvest from for this? I was hoping Sam Adam's Hazel Brown or Sam Smith's Nut Brown might be good candidates....

(Sorry if this has already been discussed...there are lots of pages to read through)

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Old 09-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #206
Sep 2013
Buffalo, NY
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I didn't harvest it, but the Green Flash West Coast IPAs I had last weekend had a nice layer of sediment at the bottom - it actually looked like a nice white yeast cake from a fermenter, which I thought was odd.

Next time I brew a red ale, I'll have to see if their Hop Head Red has the same sediment.

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Old 09-22-2013, 02:06 PM   #207
Jan 2013
Broadvieew Heights, Ohio
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I've harvested from Southern Tier's LIVE & have a clone fermenting now!

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Old 09-23-2013, 11:25 AM   #208
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Apr 2009
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I can personally confirm successfully growing viable cultures from:

Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus
Tilquin Gueuze
Russian River Beatification
Crooked Stave Surrette
My Blog: The Pour Report

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Old 09-23-2013, 04:10 PM   #209
Jan 2012
san mateo, ca
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Don't know if it's been mentioned but i just harvested a 4 pack of Green Flash Rayon Vert.
Primary:Farmhouse Triple, Simcoe Session IPA, 100% Brett Brux IPA
Conditioning: Willamette English Pale Ale

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Old 09-27-2013, 07:18 PM   #210
Apr 2012
Cincinnati, Ohio
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So I'm trying to harvest from a Bell's Two Hearted for my clone and it's been sitting there for 5 days with no indication that anything happened. At day 3 the SG hadn't dropped so I shook it vigorously. I had it sitting at 75F the whole time. I was almost ready to start a thread on here and was figuring I would just move onto the next step just to see if anything would happen and I look and I see tiny bubbles coming from the bottom :up:

Can't wait to get my clone going with this stuff!

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