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Postby Monte Cristo » Mon Apr 04, 2016 22:55

Planning on brewing a hefe this coming sunday and i need to make a starter from my cropped yeast that has been in the fridge for a while. The plan is to brew 23litres but my question is do i make a 1 or 2 litre starter?
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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby Aleman » Mon Apr 04, 2016 23:14

1 litre James Bond Starter :thumb:

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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby robwalker » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:58

The names bond...weihenstephanerklosterhefeweissebier bond.
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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby Aleman » Tue Apr 05, 2016 13:20

robwalker wrote:The names bond...weihenstephanerklosterhefeweissebier bond.

Shaken . . . Not Stirred ;)

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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby Monte Cristo » Tue Apr 05, 2016 15:50

1 lt it is then, I seem to have missed the joke but thanks chaps :hat:

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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby Aleman » Tue Apr 05, 2016 15:53

Sorry, the Shaken not Stirred (James Bond) starter method is simplicity itself.

Sanitise a 5L container (Ashbeck water bottle . . . I use a 5L Conical). pour in your starter medium and cap the bottle.

Shake the shit out of the bottle, for a good 30 Seconds, the idea is to turn the media into foam. remove the cap and add the yeast, put the cap on loosely.

Pitch the entire starter 10-15 hours later.

Job done

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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby Monte Cristo » Tue Apr 05, 2016 20:20

Aleman wrote:Sorry, the Shaken not Stirred (James Bond) starter method is simplicity itself.

Sanitise a 5L container (Ashbeck water bottle . . . I use a 5L Conical). pour in your starter medium and cap the bottle.

Shake the shit out of the bottle, for a good 30 Seconds, the idea is to turn the media into foam. remove the cap and add the yeast, put the cap on loosely.

Pitch the entire starter 10-15 hours later.

Job done



Thanks Q :D

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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby Monte Cristo » Tue Apr 12, 2016 00:14

A little bit volcanic this yeast, nice krausen forming when i first looked, trying to escape next time :o
The shaking did the trick i think.
It smells superb this yeast!
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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby pittsy » Tue Apr 12, 2016 07:26

Expect your fv to look similar :thumb:
And when it is your fv , try collecting the yeast . discard the first lot and collect the rest .
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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby Monte Cristo » Tue Apr 12, 2016 07:41

Will do, I tried that last time but I must have done it wrong as the starter failed, this starter is from the slurry which I collected also.


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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby Monte Cristo » Tue Apr 12, 2016 09:45

pittsy wrote:Expect your fv to look similar :thumb:.

I've put a blow off tube into a demijohn with a couple of centimetres of starsan in the bottom just in case.


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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby Monte Cristo » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:01

Just out of interest Pittsy what timeframe do you use to crop your yeast?


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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby pittsy » Thu Apr 14, 2016 17:23

As soon as the krausen appears ( 12/24 hrs in ) it will have brown bits and hop particles in it , get rid of that and then the following evening collect all you can into a jar or whatever with some wort , you can continue doing this for a few days if you like adding it to the jar ( keep jar in fridge) . This yeast will do a few brews and you can either just use it as is ( around 200ml ) or if it's been a month then use it with a 100g dme and , 1 litre starter with around 200ml of yeast slurry .
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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby Monte Cristo » Thu Apr 14, 2016 18:04

That's more or less what I did last time not sure why my 1st starter failed, maybe I started collecting too late. Think I've missed the top cropping window this time but will save all the slurry and crop it next time.
Pretty cost effective liquid yeast when you think about it.


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Re: Weihanstephan starter

Postby Monte Cristo » Sat Apr 30, 2016 19:54

Think I have just about cracked it with this one really happy with it. After 5 attempts this is pretty much spot on, bubblegum aroma with lots of clove and a hint of banana, only been in the bottle a week but couldn't wait.
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