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  1. Saunassa

    Using yeast cake

    Well, I bottled up an Amber on Sunday morning and planned to brew up a pale ale that afternoon. Things got busy and ran to late to brew. Then I forgot to put the yeast cake into the a jar in the fridge. Kids with learning from home really is distracting. So here it is Wednesday, yeast is...
  2. manoaction

    Collecting Wild Yeast

    In the simplest of terms, beer fermentation consists of yeast converting simple sugars into alcohol. There are versions of this process happening all over the world, to all sorts of sugars, by innumerable strains of yeast. What this means for you, is that your local homebrew shop isn't the only...
  3. manoaction

    Collecting Wild Yeast

    In the simplest of terms, beer fermentation consists of yeast converting simple sugars into alcohol. There are versions of this process happening all over the world, to all sorts of sugars, by innumerable strains of yeast. What this means for you, is that your local homebrew shop isn't the only...
  4. M

    Mead Yeast Cake?

    Knowing that mead lacks the solids of beer/wine production, will mead's yeast cake and "devil's share" act the same way composted as these others? If not; what else might I use this yeast slurry for? Also, hi! Used to experimenting on my own, but SUPER eager to chat with more experienced...
  5. L

    Beer/versus/trub/versus/yeast

    Members, Yeast washing has been a joy to do, but identifying which layer is which, has been a nightmare. After reading as many articles as possible; I still find myself looking at my washed yeast like a deer in the headlights. If someone could possible look at my washed yeast (Wyeast Irish ale)...
  6. Washington_Brewologist

    Should I harvest the entire yeast cake?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question. I've just kegged an IPA that has been sitting in the primary for 2 1/2 weeks and I'd like to try and save some money by harvesting the yeast. At the moment I've got about 1 or 2 inches of green beer sitting on top of about 5 fingers worth of trub in a 6-gallon...
  7. B

    Taking Fermenting Wort and putting it into New Wort

    I was planning on brewing the other day but i wanted to put my new wort on some yeast cake. The problem was that the wort in the fermenter with the yeast cake was not done fermenting. I had a thought that maybe i could just siphon out some of the fermenting wort and put it into my new wort...
  8. T

    Why's my yeast bottom fermenting?

    I pitched my yeast 3 days ago, its a whitelabs 005 British ale yeast (brand new 1st Generation within its best before date) into a hobgoblin kindathing. I made a decent starter, there was no krausen on the top tho but it was definately goin. After I pitched it, it never really looked like it was...
  9. Bob

    Why Not to Pitch On Your Yeast Cake

    Knocking out onto a yeast cake is never a good idea. It is - outside of a very, very few specific instances listed below - always over-pitching. Many amateur brewers report acceptable results by this practice. That's fine, and I applaud their success. Their success does not excuse that this...
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