Author Topic: Ale Slurry wanted please.  (Read 1617 times)

Eoin

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Ale Slurry wanted please.
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:08:21 AM »
Hi guys,

I'm brewing on Saturday and have put on some out of date vials of Irish ale yeast to grow some up and refresh the yeast, problem is it  was put on yesterday morning and it's still showing no activity, the two vials were BBE February so are a few months out of date. I expect and hope that I will see some activity, but I don't know will I have enough yeast for the two brews planned this weekend.
Can anyone help out with any English ale yeast slurry as I won't have time to grow slants or anything of the sort for this Saturday.
Thanks in advance,

Eoin
« Last Edit: June 27, 2013, 10:13:38 AM by Eoin »

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Re: Slurry wanted.
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 09:32:56 AM »
Phone HBW, post today, deliver Friday, brew Saturday.

Eoin

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Re: Slurry wanted.
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 09:34:13 AM »
Phone HBW, post today, deliver Friday, brew Saturday.

I want to use liquid yeast, not a fan of dried at all.

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Re: Ale Slurry wanted please.
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 01:31:57 PM »
I hear ya, you started with "I'm brewing on Saturday..."

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Re: Ale Slurry wanted please.
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 02:12:56 PM »
I hear ya, you started with "I'm brewing on Saturday..."

not knocking your help thanks :)

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Re: Ale Slurry wanted please.
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 02:21:35 PM »
I have my capital brewers stout sitting on WLP004 yeast in secondary. If you were really stuck I could siphon the beer off the yeast and bump it into a 3L starter this evening...? 
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Re: Ale Slurry wanted please.
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 02:34:44 PM »
I have my capital brewers stout sitting on WLP004 yeast in secondary. If you were really stuck I could siphon the beer off the yeast and bump it into a 3L starter this evening...?

Oooh shiny, that would be really cool if you were able to do such a thing.
Or just put the slurry in a jar and I'll pitch it directly, no need for a starter from a viable yeast like that is there?

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Re: Ale Slurry wanted please.
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 02:46:03 PM »
I don't know, its secondary so there isn't as much yeast as there would be in the primary. I suppose if your wort gravity is reasonable then it would be fine.
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Re: Ale Slurry wanted please.
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 02:56:16 PM »
I don't know, its secondary so there isn't as much yeast as there would be in the primary. I suppose if your wort gravity is reasonable then it would be fine.

If you can do it and see how much you end up with? I'd imagine if there is 3-400ml of slurry that I won't have a problem using that directly, if it's less then a starter may be necessary.

Where are you based?

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Re: Ale Slurry wanted please.
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 03:11:29 PM »
Based in Ballsbridge in the evenings, DCU during the day.
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Eoin

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Re: Ale Slurry wanted please.
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2013, 03:13:12 PM »
Based in Ballsbridge in the evenings, DCU during the day.

Cool man, if you can bring yourself to do that I'd be very thankful and can pop over to BB on Saturday if that's ok?

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Re: Ale Slurry wanted please.
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2013, 03:45:28 PM »
Eoin, the BJCP course is on on Saturday in WJK's. I think Shiny's at that. But my reason for posting is Drumcondra station is on the Maynooth line etc.

It's not a worry, my German mate is over brewing with me, he's just joined actually as Lordarpad and he has the jammer on the day.

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Re: Ale Slurry wanted please.
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2013, 06:41:36 PM »
Yeah I'm at the BJCP thing on Saturday but I can bring the yeast with me no problem.
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Re: Ale Slurry wanted please.
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2013, 07:37:17 PM »
I have a jar of slurry taken from the bottom of the fermenter, I don't know exactly how much I will have until it settles down but its very thick and fairly dark. It might add one or two SRM to your beer.  :D
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Eoin

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Re: Ale Slurry wanted please.
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2013, 09:44:00 PM »
You've gone to a bit of effort now and I feel guilty, I got home this evening and both gallon jugs had a krausen.

I will keep you in reserve if that's ok, if I don't think the starter has produced enough yeast by Tomorrow evening I'll give you a shout for Saturday.

I do thank you for putting yourself out though.