Saving/Reusing wild yeast

A forum for winemakers to discuss their craft
Post Reply
mickgall

Saving/Reusing wild yeast

Post by mickgall » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:38 pm

Hi all, I'm just about to rack off a batch of strawberry wine, which I let do a wild yeast ferment. If it's ok I'm hoping to reuse the yeast, any ideas how best to store the yeast until I'm ready to use it.

User avatar
Jim
Site Admin
Posts: 9900
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:00 pm
Location: Washington, UK

Re: Saving/Reusing wild yeast

Post by Jim » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:46 pm

I've never stored wine yeast for reuse, but beer yeast is best stored under beer (a yeast deposit in the bottle is a common source). If you want to harvest and store yeast (with wine I guess it will be from the bottom of the fermenter) you can store it in the fridge under either a cover of beer or distilled water.

Whether the above translates to wine yeast I couldn't say.
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away" - Philip K. Dick

JBK on Facebook
JBK on Twitter

Post Reply