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Online beerphilmcd

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Easy Yeast Bank
« on: November 28, 2020, 12:28:27 AM »
When I build a starter I always save a bit of the starter in a 4 oz jar. So far I’ve had excellent results. I just pitched a 3 year old sample of Omega British VIII into a 500 ml 1.020 wort and it took off in no time to the point that at 10 hours I’m preparing another liter of 1.040 wort to add in. Haven’t had a failure yet. Sure it’ll happen eventually but for a homebrewer it’s worth trying! 

My process is worth noting. I boil the 4 oz jar and lid then spray with star san prior to use. I swirl up the starter so yeast is fully suspended, fill up the jar to within an 1/8” of the top, secure the lid. I label and place in the fridge.



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Re: Easy Yeast Bank
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2020, 01:05:18 AM »
and all that with a model train controller to boot...

Prost!

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Re: Easy Yeast Bank
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2020, 01:07:10 AM »
and all that with a model train controller to boot...

Prost!
Necessity invention blah blah... Prost indeed! Or as the Zulu say, oogie wahwah!


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Re: Easy Yeast Bank
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 12:04:03 PM »
That Onega Strain is super - my go to yeast for bitters.
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