Harvesting yeast from starter - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Harvesting yeast from starter

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-31-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
sorefingers23
Recipes 
 
May 2010
montreal
Posts: 297
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts



Here was a thread on here about a month ago about harvesting yeast from a yeast starter but I can't seem to find it.

I want to know how long I could store the yeast like that? Is it only for a few week or could I store up to a few months? I would like to build a small yeast bank but only brew about 2 times a month and can't always use them with in a week or two.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
davekippen
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Grand Ledge, MI
Posts: 1,260
Liked 164 Times on 127 Posts


Most of the info I read says the yeast is good for many months, up to a year. In a lot of cases, guys said that they used yeast over a year old and it did fine.


__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by JonM View Post
Zombie yeast wants graaaaaaaiiins!!!!!!
Hit me on Untappd https://untappd.com/user/davekippen

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
HopOnHops
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Inglewood, Ca
Posts: 199
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


I think a few months should be fine, I harvest my yeast this way and have used a 2 month old harvest. I hear 6 months to a year you'd want to make another one

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
Golddiggie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Golddiggie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Posts: 11,995
Liked 491 Times on 427 Posts


Look up the thread about freezing yeast for long term storage. I have a dozen vials of Wyeast 1882-PC in my freezer right now. I need to put a recipe up that will use one for the next batch (after the one on deck) to see how they're holding up. With freezing the yeast, you can use far less space and just make a starter (or two) to get the cell count up to where you need before pitching.
__________________
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
Fermenting
K1:
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Aging:mead
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 03:49 AM   #5
seatbelt123
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Durham, NC
Posts: 391
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by sorefingers23 View Post
Here was a thread on here about a month ago about harvesting yeast from a yeast starter but I can't seem to find it.

I want to know how long I could store the yeast like that? Is it only for a few week or could I store up to a few months? I would like to build a small yeast bank but only brew about 2 times a month and can't always use them with in a week or two.
I just posted some pics of my 2 month old yeast. It took off like a champ. The thread you're looking for has been replaced by an "article."

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/bru...timony-377704/



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time harvesting yeast. First time making a yeast starter MikefromMichigan Fermentation & Yeast 8 08-20-2012 02:25 PM
Harvesting Yeaat/Yeast Starter question OofC_Zer0 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 03-21-2012 03:06 PM
Gluten Free Starter for Yeast Harvesting cstarner Gluten Free Brewing 4 03-24-2011 09:25 PM
Questions about harvesting yeast for a starter, and more! wwwdotcomdotnet General Techniques 8 04-30-2009 01:55 AM
yeast harvesting from starter - is there a reason why not? snailsongs Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 02-16-2009 06:57 PM


Forum Jump