Posted 03 June 2004 - 10:08 AM
But more cells for the same price is good news!
Posted 03 June 2004 - 10:12 AM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 12:47 PM
As nearly all the yeast should have settled to the bottom of the stubbies I was thinking of pouring off most of the liquid above the yeast, stirring up the yeast in the bottom and transfering to a smaller vessel (under distilled water?)
Is this a good idea or bad?
Does anyone know of any small airtight containers that would do the job? (probably 100ml)
Posted 11 August 2004 - 01:09 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 01:23 PM
Baby food jars do not reseal well, I have tried them before and the yeast became infected.
Somebody suggested baby food jars a while back, or you could use those small PET juice containers with the screw caps - I think they hold about 150 mL.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 01:45 PM
you could use those small PET juice containers with the screw caps - I think they hold about 150 mL.
I know the ones you're talking about. They would be good for disposable ones but I would like to get something preferably in glass so they will last for a few years.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 01:57 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 02:17 PM
I think they are actually PET preforms - the bottle before it has been blown into shape. If you know anyone who works at a factory that packages things into PET bottles.....
Edit: yep, look just like em -? http://www.resilux.com/index2.html
Posted 11 August 2004 - 02:21 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 02:24 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 02:30 PM
I used to buy specialty bottles from a place in Silverwater in Sydney, there must be someone in brisbane that sells them.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 06:34 PM
I have heard on various forums two general confliciting opinions for b atleast:
1. High krausen
2. Ferment out.
Any solid experience or authoritative comments on this? Certainly the high krausen saves a bit of time.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 06:39 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 09:52 PM
As long as the container is air tight and everything is steralised/sanitised properly I can't see why not.
Can you lay yeast starter stubbies on their side? To minimise space.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 10:59 PM
WLP001 and WLP023 Burton Ale Yeast. Since I have two brews in fermenters I'll have ago at a starter as per Batz posts. With the Burton yeast, which seems to blow the airlock regularly during the primary fermentation, I havested some of the skimmings into stubbies and have brewed four brews after building the skimmings up to 1 litre starters. So far the results seem fine, but it does seem risky.
I was wondering if anyone else has tried using the skimmings? The last brew I put down I used some of the skimmings from the fermenter that had a two day head start, and this seemed to kick the other brew into action.
Only tried the using the skimmings because I read somewhere (I'll try to locate the source) that it was a traditional method that use to be used in Britain.
Posted 17 August 2004 - 01:40 PM
Posted 17 August 2004 - 02:58 PM
Posted 17 August 2004 - 03:44 PM
Yep but you want to bring it down slowly to lager temp (10 C) before pitching. If you pitch 20 C starter into 10 C wort it will be shocked and probably not start.
You are growing yeast, that goes quicker at ale temps