Quantcast

Yeast starter from carboy?

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

Shinglejohn

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2009
Messages
476
Reaction score
12
Location
Cleveland
My local homebrew shop was out of the particular yeast i was looking for and wont be getting it in till after i had planned on brewing. Since i am brewing my house ale i had a batch ready for bottling already, so i bottled it and then stirred up the bottom of the carboy and syphoned it off into a yeast starter assuming i could cultivate the yeast from this.

Right?
 

Jolly McStanson

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2008
Messages
232
Reaction score
2
Location
Newport RI
You can dump the fresh wort right on top of the yeast at the bottom of the carboy. A lot of guys do that. So you rack off the finished beer, then refill the carboy with sweet wort. You dont need to take any yeast out.
 
OP
Shinglejohn

Shinglejohn

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2009
Messages
476
Reaction score
12
Location
Cleveland
so... yes? This will work?

I already made a starter out of it.
 

Nurmey

I love making Beer
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Jul 8, 2007
Messages
3,973
Reaction score
36
Location
Omaha, NE
No need to do anything different with the boil or anything else. Rack the first beer out and pour the new wort in. Give it a shake, hook up a blow off (you'll need it) and let it go to town.
 

steelerguy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2008
Messages
482
Reaction score
14
Location
Stony Brook, NY
so... yes? This will work?

I already made a starter out of it.
I would recommend washing it to remove the trub. There are good instruction on how to do it here and it is really easy.

I would also use the pitching calculator at mrmalty.com and pitch the correct amount rather than just tossing it all in there.
 
Top