Author Topic: Contamination Dangers with Fermenting On Top?  (Read 2680 times)

Offline majorvices

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Re: Contamination Dangers with Fermenting On Top?
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2011, 01:44:06 PM »
I don't wash or rinse my slurries.  I simply divide by eye by pouring intpo 2 sanitized plastic containers with snap on lids.

+1 - I saw no appreciable benefit when I rinsed my slurries.

in full disclosure however, I do have the ability to dump trub, dead yeast and other waste during high krausen which probably means less junk in my slurries.

ymmv.

I have conicals as well, and do pull from the middle of the slurry. But when I was using carboys full time I found the same as Denny, washing didn't make an appreciable difference. That said, I was never using more than 3 or 4 generations. If you go higher than this I think washing becomes more important for removing dead cells and trub.

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Re: Contamination Dangers with Fermenting On Top?
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2011, 03:29:21 AM »
Tubercle brews a new batch, racks existing finished beer into the keg, scoops out ~2/3 of the trub and then fills the fementer. No problems so far.

  Plus there is the Frankenyeast that has been going for about a decade now. It lives in a quart jar in the fridge. It is let out every once in a while to play.

Did you name your yeast?
If not could I suggest Herman?
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Re: Contamination Dangers with Fermenting On Top?
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2011, 02:10:27 PM »
Tubercle brews a new batch, racks existing finished beer into the keg, scoops out ~2/3 of the trub and then fills the fementer. No problems so far.

  Plus there is the Frankenyeast that has been going for about a decade now. It lives in a quart jar in the fridge. It is let out every once in a while to play.

Did you name your yeast?
If not could I suggest Herman?

  They're just called my little buddies (some will get the pun, some won't) but it is time for a formal name - Herman it is.
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Re: Contamination Dangers with Fermenting On Top?
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2011, 02:16:33 PM »


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Re: Contamination Dangers with Fermenting On Top?
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2011, 01:28:08 AM »
A friend of mine has a bread yeast culture going in the fridge.....it is over 10 years old. It is known as "Bob".
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Re: Contamination Dangers with Fermenting On Top?
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2011, 12:58:06 AM »
Bottom harvested for the first time today.  Just shook it up and poured it out.  So easy!  I can see why you don't rinse.  Not that much crud in there to worry about.  Thanks.
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