Author Topic: step by step instruction on how to culture yeast from the bottle?  (Read 3754 times)

Offline Wildrover

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step by step instruction on how to culture yeast from the bottle?
« on: September 29, 2009, 07:22:56 PM »
for anybody that has ever been successful at this I'd like some advice on how to do it properly.  I know you have to step it up a little at a time correct?  How long does this take and what general procedure is followed?

I'd like to make a two hearts clone from Belle's and some have suggested culturing the yeast from the bottle for the best results. 

Thanks in advance

WR

Offline UselessBrewing

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Re: step by step instruction on how to culture yeast from the bottle?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 09:05:36 AM »
Bottle yeast May/May not be the same as the yeast that the beer was fermented with. Culturing yeast and using bottled yeast as a starter are different. I just started culturing yeast and for $50 I can now save any yeast for up to a year with no ill effects.

What I have done in the past for using bottled yeast as a starter:
Make a small starter (1qt) of 1.040 and chill as normal. Take two bottles of the beer. Spray them with StarSan. Open them. Flame the opening (Hint: Get yourself one of those wind resistant Lighters, they work great for this). Pour the beer out into two glasses (for medicinal purposes) leaving about 1" of beer/yeast. Swirl the bottles then add to the starter as normal. This will give you enough yeast to make a larger starter of 2q.

Don't forget to drink the two glasses of Beer...  ;D

If you are interested in culturing yeast, here is some good Info. Darin helped me allot with my project, however I have not seen him on in a long time.
http://www.beersmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=2291.0
http://www.beersmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=657.0
http://www.beersmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=2365.0

Cheers
Preston
« Last Edit: September 30, 2009, 09:08:03 AM by UselessBrewing »
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Offline ChuckE

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Re: step by step instruction on how to culture yeast from the bottle?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 11:02:23 AM »
Here's a link you may find helpful.

Offline Wildrover

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Re: step by step instruction on how to culture yeast from the bottle?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 12:23:49 PM »
You're right harvesting is different from culturing.  I'll try it and let you know how it turns out

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