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Old 05-18-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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So i did a yeast washing for my first time. I mixed both of my 5 gallon carboys together before i did it and added a little less than half gallon of water. Here is what it looks like after 16 hours in the fridge. Does this look right? Looks like the yeast have settled to the bottom without much sediment left behind. Anyways what does everybody think? There are more jars than this just used these two for pics.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:13 AM   #2
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That's what mine looked like after the first time

 
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:01 AM   #3
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So what doesn't look right? Haha

 
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:55 AM   #4
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So what doesn't look right? Haha
It is fine and I am sure with more practice it will end up like this.


 
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #5
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Cool thanks!! That's some damn clean yeast!

 
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:34 AM   #6
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Cool thanks!! That's some damn clean yeast!
I cheated. It is rinsed yeast from a starter and not a fermenter.

 
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:14 PM   #7
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Haha very sneaky!! This yeast was Nottingham dry yeast that I washed I just brewed a pale ale with my first liquid yeast this year. The California Ale Yeast first time using it. Either way I'm stoked if the yeast washing pans out and works for me cause buying yeast is expensive enough for 10 gallon batches and soon I will be jumping up to a 1 bbl system hopefully.

 
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:16 PM   #8
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You can tell there's more settling to occur there. Once it does, you can replace the beer on top with sanitized water (distilled or boiled/cooled) if you want to reduce the exposure to alcohol.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:17 AM   #9
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you can tell there's more settling to occur there. Once it does, you can replace the beer on top with sanitized water (distilled or boiled/cooled) if you want to reduce the exposure to alcohol.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:01 AM   #10
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Beautiful yeast, give it time, as with everything in brewing.
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