Originally Posted by flars
At the end of three weeks the cake is well compacted in the carboy. I strain the hop debris as I pour into the fermentor. This also removes a lot of the break material. The yeast cake is very clean making harvesting the yeast easy.
When I rack to the bottling bucket I clip the auto siphon well above the cake. I unclip it when three quarters of the beer is in the bottling bucket. I'll then hold it just above the yeast cake. No trub or yeast is transferred. This also leaves just enough beer to cover the harvested yeast in a quart jar.
I need to learn how to harvest yeast.
On Draft - Scotch Ale, El Dorado SMaSH, 2014 Leftover Hops IPA
Waiting patiently to ferment and go into the, keg: Citra SMaSH, Fake Wedding IPA, Fat Tire (sort of clone), Cream Ale, Crappy Double IPA (Equinox & Summit)
About to brew: Rye IPA, Session IPA, Dead Guy Ale Clone (Yooper's)