From the HBD Archive
From: Darryl Richman <>
Subject: re: yeast culturing
Date: 1989-08-07 18:58:53 GMT

"How do you ensure sterile transfer of cultures? Does flaming the
"lips of the container work well? I have a sort of damp house, which seems to
"harbor lots of lactobacilli. Has anyone used those germicidal lamps with any

I don't transfer my yeast in the kitchen. I use a bedroom instead. I
spray the area pretty heavily with Lysol. I'm not sure if this useful
or superstition, but I haven't had any problems. I clean bottle tops and
lips with vodka. And I try to make my transfers as quickly as I can.

--Darryl Richman

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