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 - Imperial IPA , American Wheat, Raging Red Irish Ale, Yooper's Dead Guy Ale Clone
Waiting patiently to ferment and go into the keg:Barley Wine, Lemon Drop/Simcoe IPA, Nut Brown
About to brew: Blonde, Wheat, another IPA and IIPA.