How to culture up yeast from bottle conditioned beers

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  1. Feb 14, 2019 #101

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    Hi MyQul, thanks for the guide. You've inspired me to try this out, and not being one to do things by half, I'm planning to propagate a Westmalle Dubbel for 20 litres of a 1.075 OG belgian. I'm assuming your instructions get us to about enough yeast for a mid-strength 20L brew, and that I might need about double this. So, would one extra step up with 2L of 1.04 wort be enough do you think?
     
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    Yes, an extra 2L step up should be plenty athumb..
     
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    Seems to be going pretty well so far. I added the Westmalle dregs to approx 100ml of 1.020 wort last Friday
    As expected, not much activity with this initial batch. I've recruited the wife to shake it during the day though, so its getting a pretty good workout! I added another 100ml @ 1.020 on Tuesday and its really picked up since then. Lots of CO2 being produced and a nice yeast layer forming each morning.
    Seems to work pretty well starting off in a 2L bottle, lots of room for vigorous shaking
     
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    Looks exactly as it should do. Keep going! athumb..
     

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