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Old 06-01-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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So what are the advantages of cultivating yeast?

I mean, hell i use white labs, should i try to save the yeast at the bottom of my first fermenter and re use it?!?!

Pros/Cons?
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:30 PM   #2
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So what are the advantages of cultivating yeast?

I mean, hell i use white labs, should i try to save the yeast at the bottom of my first fermenter and re use it?!?!

Pros/Cons?
Yes! This what I am going to start doing. There are not cons as long as you keep it clean and healthy and free of other buggers.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:45 PM   #3
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about $7 per 5 gallons...
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:49 PM   #4
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about $7 per 5 gallons...
And $10 in Canada! That's more than all my other ingredients combined from my last AG batch.
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Use once = $7.00

Option A:

Wash yeast form primary and divide into 5 parts = $1.40

Wash 5 yeasts from 4 primaries (= 20 - 3rd generation) +5 (2nd generation) + 1 (original) = $7.00 divided by 26 = $0.269 per batch.

Option B:

26 X $7.00 = $182.00 ! ! !



Option A is pretty advatageous (and economical) if you ask me.
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I haven't bought yeast since March and I brew every weekend.

I even harvest my dry yeast just cuz I like to have a massive starter going from my next batch.

I have more beer bottles filled with yeast than with beer.
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That is awesome, I hope to really spend less money on yeast in the future by saving liquid and using more dry yeast.

Any one in the Atlanta area want to trade yeast? I will have some WLP300 in a few weeks.
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does anyone have link on how to do it? It sounds like it's a great money saver!

i stated googling, but hell, i'll ask for a trusted source.
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does anyone have link on how to do it? It sounds like it's a great money saver!

i stated googling, but hell, i'll ask for a trusted source.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/ind...#Yeast_Washing
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Culturing:
http://www.realbeer.com/spencer/yeast-culturing.html

Harvesting/Washing:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showpost...4&postcount=56
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