Thanks! Share it with your friends!
Yeast harvesting from Bells Amber Ale…
Nice set up you’ve got!
You are correct. Thanks for clarifying!
Hahahahahaa! Whatever works I guess! Thanks and cheers!
Probably 3 max. Like Hitau mentioned, if you have some friends over you can
open them all at once and limit exposure. Great idea except i don’t have
that many friends like like good beer! I am very careful with my
sanitation, but it does get exposed to oxygen with each opening. Is that a
problem? I doubt it. People used to brew in caves and ferment in holes in
the ground. I’m sure it wasn’t as good as what we can make today, but it
was still beer!
That would be a great idea…if I had any friends… 😉
I’ve done this with an Allagash White, “wheat beer because i am always
confident of the same yeast being used, besides the wheat beers tend to
have more sediment. But as some wrote below about a different yeast, i
would think they would not use a different yeast for bottling, considering
most bottle filling systems are counter pressure filled, they just omit the
filtering process. So i think your fine. However there are the “yeast
police” that claim collecting yeast from the secondary, in this
I usually wait until I am around friends and open all the bottles I am
going to harvest at one time just to eliminate exposure time.
I used 6 for this one. Decanted and pitched into the chilled starter, no
washing. Don’t know how it will turn out, hopefully no off flavors.
I read somewhere that they use their house yeast for bottling for their
regular lineup so he should be fine.
Very nice I have done this before with Boulevard Pale ale yeast dregs I
guess you could say and then I found out they dont use the same yeast for
fermenting as they use for bottle conditioning hopefully Bells does,nt do
that cheers Yambor 44
Bells does which is why I chose it…well that and because I love the IPA!
If you remember let us know. As you can tell from most of my videos, I’m
not worried about perfection! If it’s yeast, it’ll make beer!
I agree 100%. It will be an awesome beer nonetheless and the Bells 2
Hearted IS bottled with the exact same yeast (for the yeast police). That
is the reason I chose it.
I’ve done something similar with sour beer dregs, but for 1 gallon batches
(so, one bottle of beer is good enough for 1 gallon of beer… I think).
Great stuff! Are you brewing a Two Hearted Ale clone, or just using the
I was wondering the same thing…somewhere, there is a list of beers where
the yeast can be harvested…ones that are the same yeast throughout the
process, not two different kinds, but right now I can’t for the life of me
remember where I saw it.
My plan is to do a Two Hearted IPA clone if my hops come in on time. If
not, may have to alter it.
(continued) case, the tertiary would produce a yeast nothing like the
fermentation yeast used by the brewery as it is the yeast that would not
flocculate and withstood the alcohol content. However I say F*ck all that I
do it too, nice job!
Cool! I’ve been meaning to harvest yeast forever and like so many other
things I haven’t gotten around to it. How many days did you go between
drinking the bottles and adding the dregs to the jar?
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