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Harvesting Yeast from A Corny Keg Fermentor ?
« on: March 28, 2011, 03:06:11 PM »
Hello,

I have started fermenting in a Corny keg.   I removed the beer-out pin lock and dip tube and used a short length of
beer line to attach an air-lock. 24 hours later and things are looking good.

Does anyone have any idea on how I might top-crop some yeast from this rig? 

I thought that maybe I could sanitize the dip tube, post, etc, reconnect it all and force out some yeast with C02 - but that
seems kind of risky and would only give yeast that's dropped out.

I guess the other approach is to remove the lid and dip in with a sanitized SS spoon.

Is there a better (easier, less risky) way to do this ?

Thanks,

Dave

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Re: Harvesting Yeast from A Corny Keg Fermentor ?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 03:19:42 PM »
Once blow-off starts you could use a sanitized stainless steel ladle I guess.
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Re: Harvesting Yeast from A Corny Keg Fermentor ?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 03:48:55 PM »
If there is blow off you can divert it into a sanitary container and harvest from there.
Tom Schmidlin