Question on harvested yeast

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by beachbrewer, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. beachbrewer

    beachbrewer Aspirant (221) Aug 21, 2012 California

    [​IMG]I harvested and washed the yeast from my last batch of ale (White Labs 090) and ended up with about 85mls of clean yeast. My question is how do I best utilize it in my next 5 gal batch? Do I pitch the entire amount, use it to supplement another White Labs vile, use it as a starter??? Thanks for the input.
  2. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,328) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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  3. Ilanko

    Ilanko Aspirant (200) Aug 3, 2012 New York

    Only 85mls ? how do you know the yeast is clean and a live ? how did you washed them ?
  4. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    A vial of WLP has got to be under 20ml, and it's not filled to the brim with yeast. I'd guessed more like 8ml. I don't have a vial infront of me and can't find anything after quick googling. Mr. Malty should help with vitality readings after there washed via age.
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