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?
Very nice method!
Hi TSenko, Great Vid! one question: Would you need to make a Starter with the yeast collected? Or just pitch at appropriate temp to the wort on your next batch? Also, could you use the rest of the yeast still in the serperation flask at the bottom? It still looked like there was another 150ml flask left. Cheers
You are a really professional home brewer man. Good for you, and thanks for sharing how to separate yeast from beer/water.
I wonder if you stored the yeast for 24 hours in the separatory flask in the fridge or if you left it outside at room temperature?