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Old 01-18-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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Reading some random recipes here, I ran into this (from Ohiobrewtus?):

"yeast cultivated and stepped multiple times from Hoegaarden bottles"


Does that technique only apply to Wits and Hefes, i.e. beers with some significant yeast remaining in the bottle -with another twist; isn't commercial bottle conditiong using additional ingredients?


What yeast have you cultivated form bottles?

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Old 01-18-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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This is a bit dated, but still a good reference:
http://www.nada.kth.se/~alun/Beer/Bottle-Yeasts/

 
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:37 PM   #3
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Wits and Hefes normally almost are almost always unfiltered, so they're excellent candidates for yeast harvesting.

I left a bit of beer in each bottle as I finished it (for the sake of doing it right I had to kill the 6'er all in the same evening ), then swirled/shook the bottles around to break up the sediment from the bottom of the bottle. That was a number of months ago and I can't recall the exact amounts of water and DME that I used when I did it.

From there it all went into a very small starter wort that I stepped up with more wort about every 3 days until it looked like my other startes do after 3 days when made with yeast from White Labs.
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:47 PM   #4
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Rogue Dead Guy Ale has harvestable yeast.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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Does rogue leave yeast even in their 12 ouncers? I recently got their sharktooth (eh) and seahorse pale ale (better) but forgot to save the last bits for culturing. sad day.

 
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:15 PM   #6
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Does rogue leave yeast even in their 12 ouncers? I recently got their sharktooth (eh) and seahorse pale ale (better) but forgot to save the last bits for culturing. sad day.
I usually culture from about 3 bottles, but yes, there's somethin in there.

I guess I can't say "usually". I've only done it once, and now I have some in glycerol at -80˚C, on plates, and in my fridge ready to pitch. Booya.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:37 PM   #7
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I have cultured yeast from Bell's bottles twice now. I started with the yeast from three bottles in 1/8 cup DME / 3/4 cup water and stepped up from there doubling every two days. No problems so far.

 
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