Hey , guys, quick question for you. I have a Saison going in primary at the moment, using a yeast strain blended with brett, and I wanted to leave the beer in primary for an extended amount of time to let the Brett do its work and funkify things. But I also wanted to wash the yeast and harvest some cultures to re-use in other beers down the road.
How long is it safe to leave the beer on the trub before I wash it? If I leave it in primary for a month or longer, will I still be able to harvest a viable strain of yeast to re-use? I know that autoalysis is fairly uncommon in homebrew situations, but I just want to be safe and know that I am collecting viable saccharo samples. Also, since the yeast has Brett in it, I would really prefer not to move it into a secondary vessel...
Thanks for any help and input guys!!