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Right simple one here... weissbier yeast 3068?

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Bayern1987

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Alright fellow brew heads...quick question here...

I pitched just a smack pack of 3068 and got a nice weissbier not much banana...

Next I seriously underpitched... too much banana... nearly a wasted batch and hardly any head....

I then started making starters from bottom harvested yeast which turned out not bad... a decent beer...

However I have now top cropped about half a mason jar of krausen and it looks a good amount of yeast that have settled... my question is thus:

Look at the photo 🧐 should I make a starter or just throw in this little gang of yeasties to create the perfect hefeweizen?

Danke schon 🤩 X
 

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How old will the yeast be when you use it? It's difficult to know how many viable cells are in the jar from harvesting. I would be inclined to make a starter to assure a high enough pitch rate, especially if the jar is a few weeks or months old.
 
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How old will the yeast be when you use it? It's difficult to know how many viable cells are in the jar from harvesting. I would be inclined to make a starter to assure a high enough pitch rate, especially if the jar is a few weeks or months old.
It is only a few days old... you reckon I will be okay to go and pitch it? 😁
 

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Alright fellow brew heads...quick question here...

I pitched just a smack pack of 3068 and got a nice weissbier not much banana...

Next I seriously underpitched... too much banana... nearly a wasted batch and hardly any head....

I then started making starters from bottom harvested yeast which turned out not bad... a decent beer...

However I have now top cropped about half a mason jar of krausen and it looks a good amount of yeast that have settled... my question is thus:

Look at the photo 🧐 should I make a starter or just throw in this little gang of yeasties to create the perfect hefeweizen?

Danke schon 🤩 X
Make a starter! Keep half, pitch half. If you love it, then you have a strain to keep!
 
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