culturing yeast from bottle beer

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culturing yeast from bottle beer

Postby cyto » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:46 pm

Has anyone tried culturing yeast from bottled homebrew? I have always wanted to try it with my homebrews that were successful. My degree is in cell biology so I understand the concept pretty well.

I was wondering about how well it works in the real beer world. :)

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Re: culturing yeast from bottle beer

Postby coder » Sun May 18, 2008 1:30 pm

cyto wrote:Has anyone tried culturing yeast from bottled homebrew? I have always wanted to try it with my homebrews that were successful. My degree is in cell biology so I understand the concept pretty well.


Yeast in the bottle are seriusly damaged and stressed by long storage in alkohol, so dont' do it if you have any other way to obtain this strain of yeast.
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Postby izhakkatz » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:37 am

I've done a yeast starter by boiling half a cup of water with some DME, when cooled added the "used" yeast and used it after a week of culturing.

Worked out great
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