Harvesting Yeast Experiment

J ust attempted to harvest yeast from a Dogfish Head 120 and Goose Island Sophie. I believe the DFH is Wyeast 1187, Ringwood Ale. I have no idea what Goose Island is but it is a Saison yeast.

What I did:

Boiled three baby food jars and caps. Took jars out full of water with boiled tongs. Scooped water into jars to overflowing with boiled tongs. Put caps onto jars with boiled tongs. Screwed caps on and let them cool down. I put them in the fridge later.

Why? Sterilize the jars and get water with low oxygen concentration to make sleepy yeasts.

As soon as I poured the beer out into a mug (save the last couple swigs with all the yeast dregs), I placed a wine sampler cork onto the top and put the bottle back into the fridge.

Uncapped two baby food jars with water. Uncorked beer bottles. Poured one baby food jar into the beer then a few extra splashes from the second baby food jar. Swirled the water in the beer bottle. Dumped the beer bottle contents into the baby food jar, overflowing it. Screwed the baby food jar cap on. Placed into the fridge.

We’ll see what happens. The Sophie is pale cloudy and the DFH is yellow cloudy so there is definitely yeasts in there.
Here is the Ringwood.

Here is the unknown Sophie.

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