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Dave Coppes
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Username: Pale_dave

Post Number: 188
Registered: 07-2006
Posted From: 24.62.103.102
Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 01:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Someone brought a bottle of Chimay Cinq Cents last night. After it was poured (down to the last little bit) and being enjoyed, I threw a sanitized stopper in the neck and stuck it in the fridge.

Cleaning up later, I boiled some water, cooled it and poured it into the bottle and stuck it back into the fridge. This morning I can already see the yeast layer settling out.

What do I do next (assuming I haven't already committed some cardinal sin)? I assume I want to feed it? How much should I give it at this next stage?
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 8864
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.225.170
Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 04:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What sin, Dave? The monks have been known for their "hospitality" for centuries. Seriously, the next step would be up to about 500 ml, which is a little small for a 5 gallon batch but within the realm of possibility if you aerate the wort well.
 

Nephalist
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Username: Nephi

Post Number: 80
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 162.116.29.69
Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 05:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dave, please post your results. I'm on my second attempt at Chimay reculturing with no signs of success. I suppose the yeast just isn't viable in the bottles I've used (helps my ego) but it makes me wonder about the benefits of bottle conditioning if the yeast are all but dead.

I'm curious if you'll have better luck than me as a beginning yeast rancher.