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Old 06-18-2010, 07:35 PM   #711
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Good advice! But the way I look at it, you should try it on any batch that you are not going to try to reuse some other way (i.e., using slurry, pouring a new wort on the trub, etc.) Because all you would end up doing would be to dump anyways, so why not try to wash it.
Exactly. That way, no pressure. You can have fun with it and the cost is about zero.


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Old 06-18-2010, 08:05 PM   #712
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Exactly. That way, no pressure. You can have fun with it and the cost is about zero.
save a jar for a few weeks in the frig and make a starter with it and wait a few days and drink some...tastes like beer your a yeast washin rockstar! no harm no foul.


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Question: does it matter if my wort has a LOT of hops in it. I was going to wash the yeast from my Pliny the Elder Clone but then thought that all those hops might make it a bad batch to start with. Opinions?
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Question: does it matter if my wort has a LOT of hops in it. I was going to wash the yeast from my Pliny the Elder Clone but then thought that all those hops might make it a bad batch to start with. Opinions?
If you wash it properly, most of the hops will settle, and will not be in your "washed" yeast. As far as making it a bad batch, I doubt that there will be any off flavors form the hops in your yeast.

FWIW, I usually make a starter with my washed yeast, so it is extremely unlikely that any flavors would be present form the original batch that the yeast was washed from. Also, I chill and decant most of the time, so there is very little starter wort making it into my wort.
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The concern is not about the hop trub but that yeast cell walls get coated in hop resins and this reduces their viability. Hops are antimicrobial, yeast are microbes and not exempt. Also, PtE is a pretty big beer. Besides being crusted in hop goo, your beasties will be tired. I'm semi-convinced that Vinnie brews Aud Blonde just to grow yeast for Plinky....

You can, but I would not.
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Default Blonde ale washed yeast

My first attempt at washing yeast. So as far as I can see from other pics, it's supposed to look like this, yes?
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Looks good to me, doesn't look like you have much trub, if any in there.
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The concern is not about the hop trub but that yeast cell walls get coated in hop resins and this reduces their viability. Hops are antimicrobial, yeast are microbes and not exempt. Also, PtE is a pretty big beer. Besides being crusted in hop goo, your beasties will be tired. I'm semi-convinced that Vinnie brews Aud Blonde just to grow yeast for Plinky....

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So what's the cut-off? I have a two-hearted clone that I'm getting ready to rack. It's about 7% abv. Should I try to wash those tired yeasties?
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I have a different yeast washing question.

A buddy of mine and I did a 10 gallon batch 4 weeks ago. We split the yeast into sanitized mason jars using BMC to get the yeast, and trub stirred up. Since it was getting late, I put the jars into the refrigerator without washing the yeast. So now, I have lots of unwashed yeast and a brew day coming up Saturday or Sunday.

What should I do at this point? Pitch as is after it warms up? Make a starter? Let the yeast warm up to room temp, shake it up, re-cool and attempt to wash?

Thanks for your suggestions.
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IMHO, I'd wash it and make a starter.


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