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Re: Re-using yeast
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2014, 08:58:42 AM »
Its just a bottle/yeast/hop fridge/freezer, but Yike!  I need to get a hose in there!
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Re: Re-using yeast
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2014, 09:01:42 AM »
The two sliders on the mr malty repitch calculator control the density (thin to thick) and the purity (more or less yeast) however without a cell count it's hard to say. I generally just leave the sliders in the middle unless there is a lot more gunk for some reason (lots of hops or whatever) and then wait till it's nice and compact like in your second pic and call it thick or move it to pretty thin and use the first picture volume.
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Re: Re-using yeast
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2014, 09:03:02 AM »
Thanks Jonathan
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Re: Re-using yeast
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2014, 09:03:53 AM »
I've never rinsed my slurries and have stored them like that for long periods of time.

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Re: Re-using yeast
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2014, 09:10:23 AM »
IMO, rinsing yeast makes no difference.
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Re: Re-using yeast
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2014, 10:27:24 AM »
Im a rinser. The only benefit I see is getting most of the old beer off of it. Then when its pitching time I decant all but a half inch of water, swirl and pitch proper amount. I swirl so my pitch is homogeneous and not just the last stuff to settle. Its just how I do it, im successful with it, but there may be better methods.

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Re: Re-using yeast
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2014, 01:57:35 PM »
I just figure keeping it under beer is a little better overall - probably just because I do it that way...so, I think either way is acceptable.  I take it back, I am just lazy.
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Re: Re-using yeast
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2014, 03:11:53 PM »
I like hearing about the different ways of doing things. I hope I never come off like my way is best.

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Re: Re-using yeast
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2014, 06:18:45 PM »
I like hearing about the different ways of doing things. I hope I never come off like my way is best.

You caught me after a couple beers, Jim.  Just being a smart a$$.  I do think that there are several ways to "skin the cat", all of which work.  The fact of the matter is that yeast can correct for the brewers miscalculation more than we give it credit for....and thank heavens for that!
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Re: Re-using yeast
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2014, 06:57:20 PM »
Full agreement.