I've been looking at so many videos and none of them were as clear as you when it comes to explaining the entire process, glad I found this
where do you get those glass vials that you store your yeast in?
Great video. Really appreciate the great content
Great video. Thanks for taking time to share this. I have a couple of questions.
1. Do you use all of that harvested yeast in the next brew?
2. Do you need to make a yeast starter the next brew to get yeast going?
3. How do you separate the yeast and store it?
so the 2L funnel is less common/ more expensive/ harder to store . 1L seems to be the most common larger Separatory Flask. I plan on doing 5 Gallon batches so is 1L large enough or will it be hard to make the 1L work well?
Also I'm wondering about the temperature you use while settling. You mention the 1st settling in your chest freezer and then there is the 24hrs in the Separatory Flask.
Would this work for mead yeast harvesting as well?
Great video - thank you
Sorry that was wank as
Great idea I think I will make one out of a soda bottle just need a valve on the cap side.
Sorry if you've already answered this, but that cleaned sample of yeast in the vial, was that just sanitized distilled water? And does the yeast store well like this in the fridge?
This process works with liquid or dry yeast or both
Great video, thanks!
How about cleaning yeast from dry hopped beers? Is that an issue?
Also, how long can one store the yeast in the fridge after cleaning as you just showed in the video?
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!!! :)))