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Old 10-11-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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So, this is my second attempt at washing and I've read all of the pertinent posts about it. I'm hoping someone who has done this many times can look at the picture I posted because I don't feel that I've seen other posts with a similar pic.

Is all the solid stuff yeast in this picture, or is only the creme colored stuff yeast, the stuff just below the liquid?

As a side note, this has been sitting for about two weeks after pouring it off of the cake. I followed the regular rules:
1. Add boiled and cooled water to the cake, swished around and put in 1 gallon container
2. Let sit for approximately 20 minutes or so
3. Pour off top of the settled container into 1 pint jars

Am I missing something or does the pic look ok?


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Old 10-11-2013, 01:35 AM   #2
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I'd like to know the same I washed my first time a couple weeks ago and mine looks the same


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Old 10-11-2013, 01:39 AM   #3
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I do the swish and wait and pour twice -just to avoid more trub. I think it's all yeast, but the bottom bit looks like it has a good bit of extra stuff in there too. Still think you're fine though.
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The cream top layer is your yeast. The rest below is your trub, not that there isn't any yeast in there. I never worry too much about it.
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Looks like 25 ml of viable yeast and a 100 ml of trub. How many pint jars did you use in total?
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Looks like 25 ml of viable yeast and a 100 ml of trub. How many pint jars did you use in total?
I only ended up getting 2 pints out of it. I felt like I had a lot of trub there, so just poured. Off the top bit into the two. Evidently I didn't do too good of a job.

The posts make it look a lot easier
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Looks like 25 ml of viable yeast and a 100 ml of trub. How many pint jars did you use in total?
2pints total. I was worried about all the trub. Evidently I still didn't do it right. The how-to makes it look a lot easier. What am I missing?
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:48 PM   #8
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2pints total. I was worried about all the trub. Evidently I still didn't do it right. The how-to makes it look a lot easier. What am I missing?
which how to did you use?i would not give up on it because the cost saving and know how is worth every penny.
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I only ended up getting 2 pints out of it. I felt like I had a lot of trub there, so just poured. Off the top bit into the two. Evidently I didn't do too good of a job.

The posts make it look a lot easier
the easiest is to not "wash" the yeast at all. think about it: you have a clean yeast cake that you put into sterilized/sanitized jars and seal. now you know you have tons of yeast and the little bit of trub, or even a lot, doesn't matter. ok, some people try to keep every little bit of trub out of their beer but that does not mean it's bad, they just don't want it in there.
when you wash yeast you wash lots of yeast right down the drain and are left with a fraction of the original viable population. then you add water, let it sit, do it again and so on. lots of chances for contamination and no real benefit over just putting the cake into jars right away.
lots of people wash yeast and have not problems, i'm not saying that washing yeast is bad. what i'm saying is that you don't have to wash the yeast at all.
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the easiest is to not "wash" the yeast at all. think about it: you have a clean yeast cake that you put into sterilized/sanitized jars and seal. now you know you have tons of yeast and the little bit of trub, or even a lot, doesn't matter. ok, some people try to keep every little bit of trub out of their beer but that does not mean it's bad, they just don't want it in there.
when you wash yeast you wash lots of yeast right down the drain and are left with a fraction of the original viable population. then you add water, let it sit, do it again and so on. lots of chances for contamination and no real benefit over just putting the cake into jars right away.
lots of people wash yeast and have not problems, i'm not saying that washing yeast is bad. what i'm saying is that you don't have to wash the yeast at all.
How long does the unwashed yeast keep? Does it need to be used soon?


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