We don’t offer our house yeast for sale. But since we don’t filter any of our ales either, you can harvest it directly from the bottle or can.
Any of our non-Belgian ales are good candidates for this. If you can get your hands on them, Oberon or Amber Ale are all good choices.
What you will need: 1-3 bottles of beer, a vessel, a flame source and the same ingredients required to build a yeast starter.
- Refrigerate your bottle or can of beer for one week. Make sure you have a nice slurry on the bottom. Two to three bottles cans will yield better results.
- Open bottle or can and sanitize the lip with a flame. NOTE: You may also want to spray sanitizer on and around the cap before opening.
- Gently pour the beer into a glass, leaving the sediment (yeast) in the bottle or can.
- Swirl the sediment/yeast in the bottle and re-flame the lip.
- Pour sediment into a sanitized container.
- Grow your yeast using a stepped starter – start with 75ML (about 1/3 of a cup) of wort, then let ferment for two to three days. Then add an additional 750ML of wort and let ferment an additional two to three days.