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Title: Reusing Yeast after cold crash
Post by: andyi on April 06, 2011, 12:20:44 AM

howdy,

I have a 1.052 saison with WY3711that I will be cold crashing in the primary for about 3 days then let warm to bottling bottling temp- 68F. I know at cold temps the yeast go dormant but will going from warm to CC back to warm affect the yeast health for repitching? 

-Cheers
Title: Re: Reusing Yeast after cold crash
Post by: bluesman on April 06, 2011, 02:07:57 AM
You can repitch the yeast cake at the required dosage as long as you pitch at the proper temp and ideally within a few days of harvesting the cake. I have heard of some brewers repitching within a week but if longer than that I recommend making a starter.