Saving/Reusing wild yeast

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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.

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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.
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