billy_bob_95 wrote:I have two of these washes that are about done. I'm looking to try and reuse the yeast and the sweet feed left in the bottom of the fermenter. Here is the method I have in mind for reusing it.
Rack off the liquid portion
Replace half the old sweet feed with new
Add more sugar
In order for this to I would have to add the boiling water with dissovled sugar to the new sweet feed in a seprate bucket and allow it to cool before mixing the old with new. Because if I add the boiling water to the bucket that has the old sweet feed and yeast in it the yeast will be killed off.
Am I going about this in the right way are not?
Yup, that's what you do. However, I rack off the liquid and refill with warm water (not hot enough to kill the yeast), dump in the sugar and stir the crap out of it. If you stir it before adding sugar the white spent corn doesn't float as easily. Add sugar and a LOT of corn floats. I have a kids plastic sifter for the beach, I use that to scoop up the spent corn. Add new corn, same amount you took out. After stirring well to 1) areate 2) mix the sugar in and 3) to get the chaff or crap/debris from the new corn, I put in two table spoons of lemon juice and either sprinkle new yeast on (even though it's not needed) cover it and let it go. Bubbling hard in a couple hours.
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