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Old 04-04-2013, 12:04 PM   #1861
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Well I figured out how to answer my own question and will share what I learned in the process. With darker beers it helps to do the washing on somewhat a bigger scale using more water. Adding more water dilutes the beer enough to be able to see the difference in trub from yeast. You have to use about double the water and more big jars but it worked better for me doing it this way.
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I'll be washing from a stout tomorrow. Thanks for the tip!
Another option is to steal some clean yeast from your starter prior to pitching.


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Old 04-04-2013, 02:00 PM   #1862
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Another option is to steal some clean yeast from your starter prior to pitching.
At this point that wasn't an option since I had a 3rd generation cake. But that's what I will be doing from now on to start up a yeast bank.


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I'm about to bottle a batch of English IPA that has all they British ale yeast I have left in the house. I dry hopped this batch, so is that okay to wash and reuse?
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:10 PM   #1864
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I'm about to bottle a batch of English IPA that has all they British ale yeast I have left in the house. I dry hopped this batch, so is that okay to wash and reuse?
Absolutely! Dry hopping is not a problem.
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Just measured a 77% attenuation from Cry Havoc harvest from DECEMBER 2012! First reuse.

Two separate 2 L starters brewed. One measured 1.020 and I didn't measure the first one.

OG 1.062
FG 1.014 and it MIGHT go a little lower.

He about an inch of yeast in the bottom of a quart jar. Wish I had someone to trade for pints so I could keep this stuff in smaller containers.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:37 AM   #1866
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Can I use something other than malt or malt extract to make a "wort" to use as a starter? I need somethiing more available from the household since I have only limited access to supplies and can't get any extra malt other than whats dedicated to my recipes (Sharia law situation). Would sugar work or some sort of juice or rice or oats?
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Can I use something other than malt or malt extract to make a "wort" to use as a starter? I need somethiing more available from the household since I have only limited access to supplies and can't get any extra malt other than whats dedicated to my recipes (Sharia law situation). Would sugar work or some sort of juice or rice or oats?
The best thing to use is malt extract but in a pinch I've used apple juice with success. I've heard Malta recommended before as well.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta...ink)#section_1

There's a link showing more about what it is and the different brands sold around the world. Maybe you can find one of these brands or something similar.
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Can I use something other than malt or malt extract to make a "wort" to use as a starter? I need somethiing more available from the household since I have only limited access to supplies and can't get any extra malt other than whats dedicated to my recipes (Sharia law situation). Would sugar work or some sort of juice or rice or oats?
So how do you get supplies to make beer if you can regularly get malt extract?
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So how do you get supplies to make beer if you can regularly get malt extract?
I make trips to the USA and I have friends bring extract kits over. I also shipped some. About a 5 month lag time between ordering and receiving.
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The best thing to use is malt extract but in a pinch I've used apple juice with success. I've heard Malta recommended before as well.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta...ink)#section_1

There's a link showing more about what it is and the different brands sold around the world. Maybe you can find one of these brands or something similar.
I know exactly the one. We have it here, many thanks. Asalamalaykum.


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