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Old 01-05-2013, 02:01 AM   #1
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So this is after 30 minutes of sitting. I used more water than I probably should have as I only can see 3 layers in each. A layer of beer an milky layer them a layer that looks like a yeast cake.

My question is: is the milky layer all healthy yeast that I should put into separate jars?


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Old 01-05-2013, 02:02 AM   #2
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I don't want to end up putting a lot of useless matter into my separate jars


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Old 01-05-2013, 02:04 AM   #3
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You might want to read the post from Woodland Brewing Company...has me rethinking yeast. Sounds like plenty of viable yeast in ALL layers.

http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...g-exposed.html
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Usually you have beer/wort on top layer, then yeast, then trub... That looks pretty good. Are you going to wash it again? Also, I have heard to only harvest yeast from a primary and not a secondary.
Personnaly I have had mixed experiences with harvested yeast... a few failures but more successes. Make sure to make a good starter before you pitch.
Good luck. Hope that helps.
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Nice link twalte... thats some interesting information!
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Thanks guys. Y'all really do provide me with loads of beneficial knowledge


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