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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2009, 10:02:19 AM »
What's the longest you've left yeast in the baggies?

I think I'll try this, I'm a bit tired of working with my mason jars at this point.
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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2009, 10:18:18 AM »
So how do you go about convincing a brewer(y) to allow you to fill your baggie?

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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2009, 10:32:54 AM »
I think I've gone about 4-5 weeks max with the yeast left in the baggie.  I try to use it in 2-3 weeks, though.
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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2009, 10:02:45 PM »
  good bye Mason jars..  Thanks
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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2009, 03:35:50 PM »
Agreed, This is a GREAT tip!  ;D

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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2009, 06:20:54 PM »
This sounds like one of the easiest methods I've heard of to save and reuse yeast.  I'm definitely going to give it a shot!  Thanks for the tip, Crispy!
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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2009, 03:48:58 PM »
I have had an occassional baggie of really active yeast puff up a bit, but I just "burp" it out.
Sure beats having a glass jar "puff up" on you. I may have to retire my jars.
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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2009, 03:57:05 PM »
Great idea.
Also when pitching it would make it very clean.
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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2009, 06:53:33 PM »
I try to use the yeast within a month. I have, on occassion, dumped it into a flask and stired it with some fresh DME and water to get it going, but only rarely.

Just two weeks ago I used a baggie of 1056 that was from July (Late October when used, so 14-15 weeks, and it did fine. Slower than usual signs of activity (a little at 36 hours, good robust krausen at 4 days). However, I have also thrown out baggies as they got older and just said hell with it, I am going to get some fresh.
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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2009, 08:43:09 AM »
Cool! I have thought about doing this, but wasn't sure how clean the bags were. I may just take some sterile bags we have here at work that we no longer use!  ;D
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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2009, 10:14:30 AM »
I just did the ziplock baggie thing for the first time a few days ago with some Wyeast 1214.  I'm planning on saving some 1272 using this method next week. 
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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2009, 10:38:14 AM »
I decided to do an experiment:

I swabbed the inside of three one gallon ziplock bags and plated on blood agar. Incubating at 30-35. I let you know what, if anything shows up in a few days.

Not doubting that they are sanitary. I just was curious.
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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2009, 10:48:50 AM »
I decided to do an experiment:

I swabbed the inside of three one gallon ziplock bags and plated on blood agar. Incubating at 30-35. I let you know what, if anything shows up in a few days.

Not doubting that they are sanitary. I just was curious.
Thank you for doing that
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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2009, 11:45:21 AM »
thanks roff

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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2009, 11:52:28 AM »
thanks roff

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