First time using Liquid Yeast - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > First time using Liquid Yeast

Thread Tools
Old 03-02-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
brew hoperator
brew hoperator's Avatar
Jan 2008
Reading, PA
Posts: 305
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

This is my 4th brew and my first time using Liquid Yeast and I am impressed how fast and active the fermenting is going less than 6 hours from pitch. I used a smack pack with a starter and I am now sold.

Any new brewers that have not tried it should, I used the wiki article to create the starter. Very simple!

Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 01:42 AM   #2
DrunkTrucker's Avatar
Sep 2006
Posts: 286
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Now that you have used liquid yeast save the yeast and use it on future batches.

Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 01:05 PM   #3
fratermus's Avatar
Feb 2008
Posts: 1,188
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Originally Posted by DrunkTrucker
Now that you have used liquid yeast save the yeast and use it on future batches.
Trying to get my thinking straight here as I re-enter the yeast resuse world.

When working with liquid yeast cultures and reusing them, do most folks:

* split the starter that was made from a liquid culture (pitch part into the wort, pitch the rest into sterile water or more starter and refrigerate)

* do the yeast-washing thing out of the primary, as demonstrated in the yeast-washing sticky?

Also, the agar slant approach seems to be a minority approach here. Is it just not worth the effort or are the slanters too busy preparing their beakers of media to post to HBT with wild abandon?

Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 01:30 PM   #4
Ale's What Cures You!
Yooper's Avatar
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,886
Liked 8091 Times on 5646 Posts

I usually just wash it after primary, unless I am making another batch right away to put on the same yeast cake.

I don't have the equipment I need to make slants, but I'm considering it. I don't have a frost free freezer, so I just haven't really made the effort yet.
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time using liquid yeast machinehead131 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 10-16-2009 11:01 AM
First Time Liquid Yeast Use Question Lucretius Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 09-04-2009 03:09 AM
First time using liquid yeast? impulserush Extract Brewing 10 05-26-2009 05:12 PM
First time using Liquid Yeast - help! Billo355 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 03-09-2007 04:53 PM
First-time Liquid Yeast Mr_Turtlehead Recipes/Ingredients 5 01-15-2006 03:12 AM

Forum Jump