1910Re: [Distillers] yeast propagation
- Mar 5, 2001Hi all,
Doesn't the same argument apply here as I've heard against home-
brewers propagating yeast - if we don't buy yeast from the people who are
prepared to sell us good yeasts then they'll stop supplying & then we'll have
no decent yeasts available. Just a thought !!
From a brewing/wort preparation point of view I'm a firm believer in
having a decent starter - for a 25l wash pitch with at least 4l of an ACTIVE
yeast solution, make sure the yeast you want gets a good start and
eliminates any wild yeast that is trying to get started. Mind you, I've never
had any problem with turbo yeast - other than when I added it to an already
fermenting wort - it foamed up all over the place within 2/3 minutes.
Searching another aspect of micro spore propagation on the Net
(magic mushrooms I think !!) I understand spore/yeast propagation beyond a
3rd generation runs the risk of noticeable mutation, from our point of view the
consequences could be increased production of higher alcohols/fusel oils.
Anyone any further comments ??
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