how to Save Yeast (create a yeast culture)

  1. Sterilize 2 large kilner jars
  2. Sterilise the top rim of the fermeter (paper towel soaked in surgical spirit)
  3. Add a kettle of boiled & cooled water to fermentation bucket
  4. Swish around to break up trub and allow to settle for a few minutes.
  5. Pour the liquid from the top of the trub into one of your kilner jars.
  6. Seal the jar, put in fridge for an hour.
  7. Pour off the liquid suspended yeast from the top of your mason jar leaving as much of the sediment behind as possible. Pour your yeast into the second  kilner jar, seal it and place in the fridge.
  8. If there’s another sediment after 1 hour, repeat.
  9. You can store the yeast for several months in the refrigerator until you are ready to brew again.
  10. On the day before you brew, add some wort to your yeast create an appropriately sized yeast starter for your next batch.
  11. Do not exceed 4-6 generations of reuse.
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