Yeast Washing

August 4, 2011

So I’m back to brewing kits.  There, I said it.  I’m not ashamed!  At the moment I simply haven’t the time to do an all grain brew day so kits will have to suffice.

Though I’m hoping to do it properly this time.  Previously I’d pitch and ferment hot and use exclusively dried yeast.  I thought I’d pay attention to fermentation control and use and re-pitch a liquid yeast to get my moneys worth.  So I ordered a couple of St Peters kits (IPA and Golden Ale) and a vial of WLP002, English Ale yeast.  The Golden Ale fermented out great and tasted very nice indeed.  I used the slurry to make a starter for the IPA kit (which is now in my King Keg, priming), so today I’m washing the yeast and storing it for my next brews.

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