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FERMENTASAURUS - re suing yeast with trub bottle

Discussion in 'General Brewing Techniques' started by mxd, 25/6/18.

 

  1. mxd

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    Posted 25/6/18
    Hi Guys

    I put a RIS in the Fermentasaurus ans used a trub bottle from a previous ferment (20 ltr starter :) ). When I opened the lid (RIS already in fermenter) the gas started to escape so I closed the lid. I repeated this multiple times. At the end I just opened it to let it pour into the top of the fermenter.

    Well that was a mistake, I had Trub everywhere. I only hope some of it made it into the fermenter.


    The beer (in trub bottle) smelt ok, I was using a US05, I think I removed the bottle pre-ferment complete as I was adding a new bottle with Dry Hops.

    Has anyone else had this happen ?

    cheers
    Matt
     
  2. meathead

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    Posted 25/6/18
    I’ve tipped the whole thing in trub and all after 10 days and all went well.
    Then I decided for us05 at $5 a pack is it worth it?
    For a more expensive yeast I can see the point
     
  3. NealK

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    Posted 26/6/18
    If you wash the yeast this wont happen. When the yeast has been washed it stores easily and doesn't burst out of the container when you open it.
     
  4. Mister clark

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    I have used the sludge from the bottle with good success (us 05 as well) but won't bother again for $5 worth of yeast.

    For liquid yeasts I over build a starter so I have approx 100b cells more than required.i decante this and save for next time, I think it's far easier to do that than wash the yeast.
     

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