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Old 02-13-2012, 03:54 AM   #1
Mar 2011
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Ok so I have my pint jars with my washed yeast. Now what do I do . It is in my fridge and separated even more. Do I make a starter with the whole thing, meaning the water and the stuff at the bottom, or just the stuff at the bottom?

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:55 AM   #2
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Just the stuff at the bottom
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:37 AM   #3
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Looking at your jars, there should be a few different layers of stratified sedimentation. There should be a band that's mostly white, that's your healthiest yeast. All around that may be more yeast, but also trub. The link below provides a great walk-through (including pics).


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Old 02-13-2012, 04:53 AM   #4
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I would recommend leaving a bit of the liquid in the jar to help swirl the good yeast out. I wash into 12oz bottles and lately I've been decanting ~2/3rds of the water, then shaking the rest to suspend the majority of the yeast and pitching that slurry into the starter.

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