Is there a difference in yeast quality with these two methods? I recently started making 10 gallon batch in plastic containers and now would have easy access to top cropping.
In the past when I harvested from my carboy, I could get close to two mason jars full of yeast. I am guessing I would not get near this quantity from top cropping (or would I)?
My understanding of top cropping is to harvest the kruesen using a spoon.
Is the kruesen then placed in a starter to make more yeast, or is it placed in a mason jar in the same way yeast is poured into the jar after fermentation?
Does top cropping allow you to successfully harvest yeast from high gravity (1.075+) batches?