How do I store yeast from primary for 1 week?

How do I store yeast from primary for 1 week?

Post by Greg Newberr » Mon, 20 Nov 2000 04:00:00



Is this method ok?

Boil quart jar and lid for 10 minutes.
wipe and flame jar and carboy opening
Pour as much trub off yeast as possible
Pour 8-16 ounces of yeast into jar and cap.
Store in fridge

Will this work to store yeast for a week or two?

When should I take it out? The day before brewing? Should I feed it when it
gets to room temp with some sterile wort?

Thanks!!

 
 
 

How do I store yeast from primary for 1 week?

Post by ghaga.. » Tue, 21 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Your methodology is fine and certainly shows good attention to
sanitation.

I have used yeast saved like this up to 4 weeks after date of initial
storage in the fridge.  Just take it out when you start your boil and
let it warm up to pitching temperature.  It will produce some CO2 as it
warms so you need to affix an airlock or just put some sanitized foil
over the top and set it in a pan.

If you want to further increase your yeast population before pitching,
you can take it out the day before brewing and feed it some wort (DME
works good for this).  I would recommend a 1 gal. glass container with
airlock for this.

I generally use yeast for about 6 generations/brews before creating a
new starter from a fresh smack-pack.

Good luck.

George



Quote:
> Is this method ok?

> Boil quart jar and lid for 10 minutes.
> wipe and flame jar and carboy opening
> Pour as much trub off yeast as possible
> Pour 8-16 ounces of yeast into jar and cap.
> Store in fridge

> Will this work to store yeast for a week or two?

> When should I take it out? The day before brewing? Should I feed it
when it
> gets to room temp with some sterile wort?

> Thanks!!

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How do I store yeast from primary for 1 week?

Post by dcole10 » Tue, 21 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> Is this method ok?

Yes.

Quote:
> Will this work to store yeast for a week or two?

Yes, although after 2 weeks the yeast may need a meal before being pitched.

Quote:
> When should I take it out? The day before brewing? Should I feed it when
it
> gets to room temp with some sterile wort?

After 1 week, it should be OK if just let warm up and then pitch. After 2, I
would pull it out the day before and give it some wort to wake up with.

Good luck,
Dan Cole

 
 
 

How do I store yeast from primary for 1 week?

Post by Mitrel » Wed, 22 Nov 2000 04:00:00


I've used yeast up to 4 times simply by refrigerating it.  Usually I gather 2
mason jars from the bottom of my fermentor.  I take it out the day before
brewing and add a corn sugar solution to it about 15 min before pitching.  I've
had explosive fermentations going within 2 hours.

Good Luck

Tim