Originally Posted by chays99
I've looked at the yeast washing thread several times and want to start saving yeast, but I don't want to hog up the fridge with numerous mason jars.
Can you explain this process in some more detail? i.e. How much water do you add to the fermenter to mix up the yeast? etc.
I do not store yeast from fermenter anymore - only from fresh vials and smackpacks.
The yeast washing sticky thread will tell you how to rinse the yeast of any trub material.
Once you have done with the washing and have a nice clean yeast sample then pour about 35ml into each sterile vial and top up with sterile, de-oxygenated water (preferably but not necessarily distilled water). You will then have around the equivalent of a whitelabs vial or wyeast smackpack in each of your vials. Whitelabs work on 4 mths to use by date but we know that is conservative.