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Offline mattybrass

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Yeast washing techniques
« on: July 11, 2014, 01:19:45 PM »
I washed some Wyeast Kolsch a few months ago that ill be popping into a starter later today and I noticed that out of (2) quart sized mason jars i maybe have 100ml of yeast slurry, this seams low to me.

How do you wash your yeast and what is your typical yield?

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Re: Yeast washing techniques
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 01:59:57 PM »
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/lets-brew/yeast-washing-yeast-rinsing-whats-difference/

When i rinsed a recent pitch i took about a cup of slurry and put it in ~12 oz of autoclaved water.  Its just hanging in my fridge now and about 1/6th of the total jar is slurry.  Worked pretty good.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2014, 02:05:24 PM by Jeff M »
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Re: Yeast washing techniques
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 02:04:52 PM »
Sounds like you let things sit too long in one of the prior steps because you should have a lot more yeast than that. What was your process?
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