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Offline Chris Craig

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Yeast Harvesting from Starters
« on: May 09, 2013, 08:23:48 AM »
I'm not sure why I never thought of doing this before.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/entries/yea ... ml#__sid=0

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Re: Yeast Harvesting from Starters
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 08:52:29 AM »
yeah, that's a good technique.  best chance of having a good clean yeast cake.  
I'm not a big fan of washing yeast...it's a pain.
See how many washes it takes to get irish yeast from a stout nice and white and clean....too many!
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Re: Yeast Harvesting from Starters
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 09:02:57 AM »
I like this idea - looks easier than washing. Think I'll give this a try...
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Re: Yeast Harvesting from Starters
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 09:38:14 AM »
Excellent Idea,
I'm working out how to step up the yeasts for 20 gallon batches, looks like I might need a larger flask (or smaller carboy).  If I can grab off some of the product each time and start the step up again, it could be very useful.

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Re: Yeast Harvesting from Starters
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 10:32:54 AM »
You need something like this: http://www.stir-plate.com/BlackMAXX.htm with a plastic carboy and a racking port to pull off fresh yeast for each batch!  You'd just have to keep adding fresh 1.030 wort every time.  It may work...

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Re: Yeast Harvesting from Starters
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 11:41:54 AM »
Yeah I like this idea...

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Re: Yeast Harvesting from Starters
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 06:40:38 PM »
Quote from: "Chris Craig"
You need something like this: http://www.stir-plate.com/BlackMAXX.htm with a plastic carboy and a racking port to pull off fresh yeast for each batch!  You'd just have to keep adding fresh 1.030 wort every time.  It may work...


Thanks Chris, bought one today, will be waiting for me to pick up in Maine in a couple of weeks.
Now to figure out a dip tube for a bottle....
Lots of stainless sitting around here!
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Re: Yeast Harvesting from Starters
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Re: Yeast Harvesting from Starters
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2013, 07:49:33 PM »
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Re: Yeast Harvesting from Starters
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 09:03:35 PM »
ok, we gotta stop giving John really super awesome ideas...cause the money's gotta run out sometime!!!   :lol:
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