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Getting Yeast From the Bottle


Fred Goeldi - Warren, Michigan asks,

The April ’99 BYO Style of the Month recommends that the yeast for a Belgian golden ale be cultured from a bottle of Orval or Chimay. How does a homebrewer do this? Do I need a six-pack for a five-gallon batch?


Culturing yeast, high gravity brewing.

Response by Ashton Lewis.