Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

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Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

Post by Manngold » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:55 pm

I am just starting to think about doing this. Do I need a conical flask and a stir plate when I want to make my starter.

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Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

Post by alexlark » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:07 pm

You haven't got to. I believe you can use a bottle and the 'shake' method.

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Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

Post by Manngold » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:57 pm

Thanks Alex ! Makes me feel more confident.

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Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

Post by JabbA » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:09 pm

alexlark wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Anyone harvested lager yeast using this method?
I've harvested yeast from a lager I brewed last spring but haven't got round to building it up and pitching it. The plan is to grow it up to 1.5 litres and then pitch it into a steam beer, then use the yeast cake for a lager. I've used White Labs yeast this way in the past with great results.

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Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

Post by alexlark » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:28 pm

I've had good results with top fermenting yeast with this method. I'll try and harvest the lager yeast on my next brew day. Cheers.

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Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

Post by alexlark » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:21 am

I can confirm I've successfully re-used W34/70 using this method.

What I did the next time I harvested W34/70 was to fill 3 bottles. That way I can do the next 2 brews without having to harvest. At nearly £5 a pack it's a nice saving too.

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