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ac13

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Storing Harvested Yeast
« on: February 15, 2017, 10:51:07 AM »
I have a Belgian Dubbel that I'm looking to bottle up this weekend and I'm planning to try to harvest some of the yeast cake for reuse. I have read some guides on this and have seen recommendations to store in slightly open jars. Is there any reason I couldnt decant the cleaned yeast into sterilised beer bottles and cap them until ready to use (maybe a week or two later ?) as I think it may be easier to store them this way.

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Leann ull

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Re: Storing Harvested Yeast
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 10:55:32 AM »
Jar, beer bottle as long as it's covered, storage under beer is better than water just have in fridge and make sure everything is sterilised

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Re: Storing Harvested Yeast
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 11:00:25 AM »
The reason for loose lids is to allow the co2 vent off as the yeast get burned by the co2
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ac13

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Re: Storing Harvested Yeast
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 01:17:09 PM »
Cheers lads, seems fully capping it is not the way to go so. Was hoping to do that just so it didnt spill in the fridge !

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Re: Storing Harvested Yeast
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 01:36:17 PM »
I used to keep yeast in piss jars on a rack in the fridge (it was a nice rack that made up for it) :D
I kept them sealed tight and occasionally over time the caps would bulge and crack, even at low temperatures and plenty of time to ferment out before sealing.
It's not a real problem with piss jars or bottle blanks, but the thin glass and lots of wall space in jars or bottles makes them a lot more prone to popping if they're capped and sealed.
And when a glass bottle pops, it pops good! My kitchen ceiling will testify to that.  ;D

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Re: Storing Harvested Yeast
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2017, 01:47:45 PM »
You can seal them up once all fermentation and co2 is over and gone.
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