I want to transfer my Flanders Red into the barrel before it ferments all they way out so I can leave some fermentables for the Roselare Blend to do its thing over the course of a year. However if I do that will it leave a bit of a yeast cake at the bottom of the barrel (I know it will) and if so will that yeast die and cause an adverse effect / off flavors due to autolysis??
My fermenters at the moment have quite a bit of krausen still on top. If I know how to add pictures to this I would show you. I brewed five gallons on Thursday and pitched it with Roselare Blend alone. Then I have two other carboys with 5 and 6 gallons repectively that were brewed on Friday and those were pitched with WLP-001.
My barrel is wetted, sanitised and in all respects ready to recieve this beer. Just wondering if I should wait a few more days.
If you know how to add photos to this post let me know.
Thanks for your replies.