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Old 05-04-2012, 02:49 AM   #21
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I'll be able to wash some bell's two hearted yeast dregs after my clone ferments. I forgot how many cells I had from three bottles, but I pitched 300 billion cells.
I want to try your BTHA clone please.



 
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:50 AM   #22
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I have a bottle of Matilda for some dreg harvesting. Maybe we could hold a yeast workshop to teach washing yeast, slanting, stir plate building, etc. We could even group buy a ton of autoclavable test tubes. I always see them so much cheaper in quantities I don't need.
Great idea. Let me know when you plan it.



 
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:18 PM   #23
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This is great, especially for the bottle dregs variety. I currently wash but would love an in-person best practices demo on slanting before turning it over to other people.

 
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:51 PM   #24
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You would know of your slant was bad. If you only see yeast its good. You would be able to see an infection growing. So I've read. haven't had a bad one yet....knock on wood

 
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #25
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I was thinking about putting a demo together. I was thinking of buying some bulk vials, and pre making some slants. Have everyone coming bring a different strain of yeast. Then demonstrate how to make slants and how to slant yeast. Then at the end people can take home multiple vials of new yeast. I would charge for vials and agar. I would guess under a dollar per vial.

 
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #26
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Wegz, that's a great idea.

 
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:57 PM   #27
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Trying to find a source for cheap vials with screw on caps.

Anyone interested besides me? To make slants you need a pressure cook to sterilize everything.

However if there was enough interest we could meet every so often to replenish slants. It doesn't take to long. So you guys can drop them back off to me and I can remake them. Maybe.

 
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:26 PM   #28
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I'd be interested in this.

 
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:07 AM   #29
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Wyeast has ~36 ale yeasts. If 12 people were interested, you could get a slant of each for about $60 a head... tempting.

36 varieties x12 people = 432 vials (budget $1 per so $432)
36 fresh smacks x $7 = $252

 
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:16 AM   #30
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That's not bad. We don't have to start with all the stains. Just whatever everyone brings. You can also make new slants from slants on hand.



 
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