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General Category => Yeast and Fermentation => Topic started by: freefallin on June 08, 2013, 09:30:33 PM

Title: yeast washing
Post by: freefallin on June 08, 2013, 09:30:33 PM
I moved a belgian dark into secondary about 4 days ago.  The yeast cake has been sitting in the primary carboy ever since. I placed the cap with air lock back on the carboy after I drained it.   Is there a time consideration for letting it sit before I wash it ? 
Title: Re: yeast washing
Post by: jamminbrew on June 08, 2013, 10:44:34 PM
Nope. I wash my yeast right away. Never had a problem.

Ok, well maybe not right away, but after I'm done bottling or racking to secondary.
Title: Re: yeast washing
Post by: flars on June 09, 2013, 02:07:11 AM
Are you asking if you can wait a week or two before rinsing the yeast?  If so;  It is better to do it as soon as possible.  Without your beer sitting on top of the yeast cake the protective layer of alcohol allows for greater risk of contamination.