Harvested Yeast

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McCuckerson

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OK, so I have some harvested yeast, Wyeast American ale II in the fridge, and I plan to do my signature "cream ale" this weekend. What exactly do I do with this stuff? I know I need a starter, but do I throw the whole jar in? or do I only pitch the yeast and mini-trub at the bottom of the jar? and discard the quasi-clear liquid at the top? or do I drink that and beat my chest? help!!!!
 

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decant off as much as the "beer" as possible, give the remaining liquid a swirl and dump into your starter.
 

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Heh I didn't read how to do this before hand, poured my whole harvest into my starter and only gave it about a day to ferment. Pitched it into my 1.052 wort, took it just shy of 24 hours to show signs of fermentation.
 
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