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Old 12-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #11
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I am brewing a batch with WPL008 while I am home over Christmas. Due to the limited availability of yeast in China, I would like to bring back a couple of bottles of the brew and harvest the yeast from them. I am curious to see how this worked out for you.
Fill up a bottle with yeast cake and make sure to label it?


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Fill up a bottle with yeast cake and make sure to label it?
What process would I use? Wash it a couple of times with the end result being in the bottle? Not sure if I'll have time to do that - hence pulling from the bottom of the bottle.
I also have some Rye IPA bottles that used San Diego super yeast - 7.2%abv - they have been chilling since August in my father's crawl space. Any ideas on what the viability of the yeast in the bottom of those bottles will be?
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Its just a thought. If you were using the yeast rather quickly you could just pour the cake right in the bottle with a funnel or something.

If you are short for luggage space and have a limited number of bottles than I can see the advantage of harvesting the yeast from dregs of a six pack or something, you'll just have a few more step ups when you want to brew the next batch.
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