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Old 02-12-2008, 03:48 AM   #1
Jun 2007
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I知 after authentic Coopers Sparkling Ale. Since its bottle conditioned, I知 planning on harvest some yeast from the bottle. I致e never done this before.

Some friend and I will drink a 6-pack of Coopers Ale. We will poor most of the beer into glasses and dump the rest (~1/12) into a starter container. Using saran wrap and keeping a good sterile work environment of course. Later that night, I知 going to cook up a starter, add it to the collective bottom beer and let it run for about 3 days.

Is it that easy or I知 I missing something?

Since I知 posting, here is the recipe I知 going to use:
Credit BYO: http://byo.com/recipe/695.html

Coopers Sparkling Ale
(5 gallons, extract with grains)

* 6 lbs. Coopers light unhopped malt extract
* 0.50 lb. crystal malt (60ー Lovibond)
* 1 lb. Belgian candi sugar (white)
* 4.75 AAUs Pride of Ringwood pellet hops (1/3 oz. at 9.5% alpha acid)
* 4.75 AAUs Pride of Ringwood pellet hops (1/2 oz. at 9.5% alpha acid)
* 4.75 AAUs Pride of Ringwood pellet hops (1/2 oz. of 9.5% alpha acid)
* 1 tsp. Irish moss
* 1 cup corn sugar to prime
* Yeast culture from two bottles of sparkling ale or Coopers Homebrew Yeast or YeastLabs A01 (Coopers Ale Yeast)

* 7/8 to 1 cup corn sugar to prime

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Old 02-12-2008, 07:13 AM   #2
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how to culture from bottles

yeast strains and brewery

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Old 02-12-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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Yes, it's that easy.
Coming Soon:
Primary: Stone Vertical Epic 08.08.08
Secondary: Oaked Arrogant Bastard
Conditioning: Dead Guy Ale clone, Double-Dubbel
Drinking: Not for a while

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