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General Category => Yeast and Fermentation => Topic started by: Steely_Brewer on July 31, 2018, 02:42:11 PM

Title: Is this top cropping??
Post by: Steely_Brewer on July 31, 2018, 02:42:11 PM
I recently had a eruption from the FV. I had a blow off tube into a 1g carboy 1/2 full of a solution of Star SAN. Once the fermentation calmed down I removed the tube and bottle to clean out and reinstall. I did notice a large amount of what appeared to be yeast in the bottom of the container. This did get me thinking. Assuming this is the same as top cropping, if I using sterilised water in the bottle rather than Star SAN, could I reuse this yeast I’ve collected?
Title: Re: Is this top cropping??
Post by: denny on July 31, 2018, 04:23:40 PM
Maybe...I don't know if I'd be brave enough to do it.
Title: Re: Is this top cropping??
Post by: brewinhard on July 31, 2018, 08:16:37 PM
Better to just harvest it after racking the beer from above it. Less chance of introducing an infection.