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Old 12-26-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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M sure there might be post close to this. My first yeast wash been sitting in fridge for a month. Just wondering if the color still looks good.?

Sorry for bad picks. I read in J Palmers if it looks like penut butter to discard it. This doesnt look like penutbutter but it dosnt look as clear as ive seen it before.

Also if its good could I just dump the top and just add all to make 1 mason jar?
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Looks good, not a lot there but looks good.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:08 PM   #3
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I noticed that i didt have much. May have done it wrong. Thanks for the extra 1 up.

Would i have enough to do abother 5 gallon batch?
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:11 PM   #4
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Can you make a starter, that would help it out.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:18 PM   #5
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Yes sir. That was my plan.

Also while your awnsering questions i plan on washing some dry notty yeast. Would that be worth it? At 5 bucks a pack I was gonna try.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:29 PM   #6
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I do, some don't but 5 bucks is 5 bucks.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:37 PM   #7
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I do, some don't but 5 bucks is 5 bucks.
Ditto. Worth it to me.
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If you skip the water wash you will have 10 times more viable yeast. IME you are just putting good yeast down the drain. For details see this:
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #9
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If you skip the water wash you will have 10 times more viable yeast. IME you are just putting good yeast down the drain. For details see this:
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Okay, Ill take a look at this thanks.

Edit: not sure I get it. So I should just take everything onin primary and just dump it in a mason jar? Instead of using water to wash it?
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That's it. Just pour the cake into jars. You end up with much more yeast and it takes much less time.
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