Thursday, February 3, 2011
One of the great things about fermenting in open containers is the ease in which I can harvest yeast. In an earlier post I showed how you can salvage the yeast by fermenting in a bag lined, open fermenter and in the future I'll show how you can top-crop the yeast. But today, I show in this finely edited, high quality video how getting the yeast cake off the bottom of the fermenter is quick and simple and a good way to cut costs on yeast by saving for re-use in the future. I typically try to re-pitch this salvaged yeast within a few weeks but have had good results even after a month of storage in the fridge.