Yeast Washing

So the club mild ale is now kegged. I did it last night. Using the Beano method I actually got it to drop down to 1.012, which is about 70% attenuation. I probably could have kept it going for a while, but this is the first time I’ve tried this crazy technique, so I’m not sure how much it’s going to keep fermenting. There was a lot of trub and gunk on the bottom, and some made it into the keg, so I hope that yeast doesn’t keep on fermenting much longer.

I came across a couple of good articles on yeast harvesting and washing:

http://www.tastybrew.com/tips/detail/29

http://oz.craftbrewer.org/Library/Methods/Hayes/YeastWash.shtml

http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter6-8.html

 

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I'm the head brewmaster at Shepody Brewery. I'm the one who chooses the recipes, orders supplies, does all the grunt work, and drinks most of the product.
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