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stuck with no yeast

Postby izhakkatz » Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:29 am

Hi all,

Ordered everything for a Belgium double but didn't get the yeast.
Can I purchase a Belgium beer at the store and just pitch the sediments ?

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No Yeast

Postby brewmeisterintng » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:21 am

The answer is no. Not without doing some serious step ups. By that I mean that you would have to create a yeast starter and repeat the process a few times to get enough yeast for the batch. Caution goes with this as at best, the yeast will mutate. At worst your yeast will be contaminated and wasted effort.

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Postby izhakkatz » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:13 am

Many thanks James,

Can you please give some more details to the proccess?
I would realy like to try it.
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From Clone Brews book

Postby brewmeisterintng » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:36 pm

1. Ensure that you have bottle conditioned beer (sediment in bottom)
2. Pour out 80% of the beer leaving yeast in bottom.
3. Make wort of 1/2 cup DME, 8 oz water and two hop pellets (any variety)
4. Boil 5-10 minutes and cool wort in sink
5. Sanitize a funnel and the mouth of the bottle (I would use alcohol and flame on the bottle)
6. Pour cooled wort (below 80 degrees) into the bottle and use a stopper (#2 drilled and fitted with an air lock)
7. Airate (shake it up)
8. Keep at 68-75 degrees for 3-4 days
You might have to repeat the process a few times to ensure that you have enough viable yeast for the job.
Caution: Some brewerys use a differnt yeast during bottle conditioning than during fermentation.
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Postby izhakkatz » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:43 am

Thanks James,

Should I see any bubbles at the airlock?

Its been 3 days with no action (either foam ar bubbles) at all

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Crausen maybe minimal but there

Postby brewmeisterintng » Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:55 am

You also should check the seal on the bottle. The amount of fermentation would be smaller than your five gallon batch. The book said 3 to 4 days you should see something. The yeasts that they recommend reculturing are Chimay, Westmalle, Orval, and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
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Postby izhakkatz » Sat Dec 23, 2006 4:20 am

I'm starting to see very little activity today- 4th day.
I've been using "abbaye des rocs" beer but don't know the type of yeas they use.

I'll be piching the yeast today and will let you know how it went.

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