Simply awesome, man! I have been dying to try this method. I finally ordered a separatory funnel, and it should be arriving today. Can’t wait! Thanks for the great video!
Some sanitization issues I see, using hands on lids (even on the edges) without spraying hands, and also the open mouth of the flask while using the separation to let the yeast drop. If you tighten up the sani protocol, you have a neat process. TY for showing me this.
It seems with the torch, the up draft created draws in more surrounding room air making your immediate work area dirtier than if you left the work area stagnate. It also creates air turbulence to draw in and mix more airborne contamination. Yes? And turn off the HVAC & Fan during your working to simply work in a calm air environment.
Another suggestion: Hours before starting to wash your yeast. Charge/feed the yeast with some sugar. A teaspoon or two. Then, close the large vessel and allow the yeast to produce CO2 and build pressure. Outgas the vessel a few times as the yeast creates it's CO2 pressure. This will assure oxygen is being expelled. Remember, CO2 is heavier than Oxygen and the yeast will create a CO2 rich gas in the container.. This will purge the vessel of other bad stuff which grows with oxygen. Yes?
Third, syphon. Draw out your fluids by syphon to limit capturing more undesirable things during your fluids and yeast transferring. Limit pouring.
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Instead of seperating flask please use long pvc bag. . Fill it with your liquid. Let it sit a while than after you see the boundary between the water-alcohol mixture and yeast please firmly press the boundary outside from the bag with a ruler for example .. that will quickly seperate the two layers .. than dispose the top useless liquid
Do you have to put it in the mason jars first or can you go from fermenter into separator flask?
How many times or actions do you notice where you contaminated your materials by placing the top or other components on the table top instead of into a sanitizing bath, and then replaced those contaminated materials back on top of something that would contaminate your yeast?
thank you my man, I love your videos and thanks for the technique!!! :)))
Tsenko Tsanov, you are a genius! Can the yeast survive and becomes active again without nutrition? How long can it survive without eating? Will bad microorganism dominate with that much waiting time? I understand that yeast effectively preserves itself by making alcohol. With it being dormant I guess 'something else' takes over.
I notice that there is a lot of waiting time, say, 48 hours. 24 hours for the yeast to settle down in the separatory flask. Some more waiting time if we want the yeast to be cleaned off the wall of the flask by swirling the flask as shown in this video.
I have seen about 5 yeast harvesting videos so far. This one is by far the best. I dont need to watch any more.
Great video....Thanks !
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Thanks for video. and how can i dry that yeast? I think if i dry it i can keep it longer in refrigerator,right?
The Polypropylene ones are a lot cheaper than glass, can they be used?
So many comments, so can't read all. But why don't you do the first step directly into the sepatory flask? And split the trub off the yeast with it?
cool video, SHMBO will not let me play with fire. Thanks for the tip. When I get my beer lab built I will be buying one of theses separation flasks. You really should add an affiliate link to amazon for that so you can get a little kick back overtime someone buys one!
Nicely done video, greatly informative. I also like the way you have adopted English, the subtlety from your first language is pleasantly engaging, your accent holds a viewers attention.
Hi Tsenko, very great video. Thank you so much for sharing. I have one doubt.
I'm going to brew a Lager Pilsen tomorrow and I bought 23g of Saflage w-34/70 yeast to brew 30 liters of beer. Later I wanna save the yeast to use in my next beer. After saving the yeast, I'm gonna have a good quantity of yeast, like 250mg or more, I guess. But, in my next beer, I need to use all this quantity, half or less, to brew 30 Liters?