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Old 01-29-2013, 05:40 PM   #1761
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If you're being careful/precise, whether you use one or two jars also depends on how many cells you need and what your starter method will be.

I think the OP just uses one per starter and knows from experience that it gives enough yeast. At least, that's what I took away from it.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #1762
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Not sure if this question has already been asked but here goes. Can't I just make a large starter from a "fresh" vial of yeast and pour some into a couple of jars for future use instead of washing the yeast?

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:01 PM   #1763
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Yes, you can do that, and it's apparently very effective. It leaves less trub than rinsing from a batch of beer.

The only problem is that if you only have capacity for a single batch at a time, you will have the rinsed yeast sitting around for a while. People (including me) have had no problems using rinsed yeast that's been stored for a month or significantly more, but the published experts generally advise reusing rinsed yeast within a week or so for the best results. It's worth knowing that advice, but I think it's probably too conservative for homebrewing purposes---if you're trying to reproduce the same beer exactly, it may be a problem.

 
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Yes, you can do that, and it's apparently very effective. It leaves less trub than rinsing from a batch of beer.

The only problem is that if you only have capacity for a single batch at a time, you will have the rinsed yeast sitting around for a while. People (including me) have had no problems using rinsed yeast that's been stored for a month or significantly more, but the published experts generally advise reusing rinsed yeast within a week or so for the best results. It's worth knowing that advice, but I think it's probably too conservative for homebrewing purposes---if you're trying to reproduce the same beer exactly, it may be a problem.
That's what I thought. Maybe I'll make a starter and step it up a couple of times and then pour into several 1/2 pint jars. Thanks!

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #1765
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I just bottled my beer and put some boiled water and jars in the fridge. Would it be ok if I leave the yeast in the carboy and trasnfer/wash the tomorrow since it's almost 2am now? there's still a little bit of beer left. It seems to be bubbling still so I assume it'll be fine.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:36 PM   #1766
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I just bottled my beer and put some boiled water and jars in the fridge. Would it be ok if I leave the yeast in the carboy and trasnfer/wash the tomorrow since it's almost 2am now? there's still a little bit of beer left. It seems to be bubbling still so I assume it'll be fine.
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Should be good as long as you trust your sanitation practices.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #1767
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Should be good as long as you trust your sanitation practices.
Thx for the confirmation.
One more question, do I just poor the water into the carboy cold on leaving it come up to room temperature first? Thanks
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Thx for the confirmation.
One more question, do I just poor the water into the carboy cold on leaving it come up to room temperature first? Thanks
Use room temp water, the Same temperature as the yeast cake that you are washing. Any big temp differences could shock the yeast and mess up your wash or even worse, change he characteristics of your yeast.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:40 PM   #1769
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Use room temp water, the Same temperature as the yeast cake that you are washing. Any big temp differences could shock the yeast and mess up your wash or even worse, change he characteristics of your yeast.
Shocking the yeast was what I was concerned about. Thanks Hollis.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:52 PM   #1770
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Use room temp water, the Same temperature as the yeast cake that you are washing. Any big temp differences could shock the yeast and mess up your wash or even worse, change he characteristics of your yeast.
Interesting. I know big temp differences can cause yeast to floc out during ferment and other nasty things but I've never heard it could be harmful while washing. The OP puts his water jars into the fridge after they've been boiled, and judging from the first pic in post #2, it looks like they're still cold just before he uses them. I'm surprised he didn't mention to allow the jars to warm up before using. (Or maybe he did and I missed it somewhere.)

 
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