That's what I'd do, if you need to move it from the original containerI want to use it for AG#1...an attempted ESB clone but what do I do next?..would it be ok to siphon or pour off the fairly clear wort (tasting to check it's not off) and then swirl the last bit to lift the sediment and pour into a sterile jar? I could then keep this in the fridge until I'm ready to brew (week or 2 perhaps?)
Unless you been splashing it you won't have introduced much 02. One of the major keys to getting gas into solution is agitation. You can actually force yeast into semi hibernation by restricting 02, though the little buggers can, and do, still carry on in an anaerobic environment (bottle conditioning for eg) :grin:There probably isn't a nice blanket of CO2 because I've been swirling to oxygenate
In theory, 2-4 days. Better to use more than one bottle as there's sometimes very little yeast in them. I started a FV of about 25L with a bottle of 'Proper Job' yeast on Sunday afternoon and I'd started it off on Friday night with bottled wort from my previous brew. Another day would have been better but in theory the yeast will multiply to occupy the media it has available so might just prolong the fermentation time a little. I don't bother syphoning off the wort, I just tip the contents of the bottle into the FV and swill out with my fresh wort. Sunday's brew was down to 1.035 from 1.045 in 48hrs, 1.030 in 66hrs so going OK.The Goatreich said:Bumpety bump. I've bought a bottle of Bengal Lancer so that I can reclaim the yeast to use in a Fuller's London Porter clone. How long roughly will this yeast take to get up to a suitable quantity for a 23l brew? Also, once I've got the right amount, do I then siphon off the wort, add boiled cooled water and store in the fridge until I'm ready to make up a starter for the brew, or am I better off just timing the growth so that it's ready around the time I want to brew, then just add the yeast straight from the container, without the starter?