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Dr Hop

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yeast storage
« on: November 16, 2009, 01:01:57 PM »
Does anyone know if you can store yeast from a previous brew in order to reuse it at another time?

Can it be frozen?

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Re: yeast storage
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 02:26:54 PM »
Yes, but never freeze yeast. 

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Re: yeast storage
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 04:13:48 PM »
I found a great tip on the AHA site.  Essentially you can store it in ziplocks since they ship sanitized.  Then when it is time to pitch (to wort or starter) you sanitize a corner and scissors, clip the corner and squirt the yeast in-NO Cleanup!

I haven't tried, but it seems viable and like a great way to help save time and fridge space.
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Re: yeast storage
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 06:12:47 PM »
Does anyone know if you can store yeast from a previous brew in order to reuse it at another time?

Can it be frozen?

Here is a number of resources I have used.  It takes time, but if you brew often and tend to use the same yeast strain it is a good money saver.

http://www.donosborn.com/homebrew/yeast_washing_the_wyeast_way.htm

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/yeast-washing-illustrated-41768/