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Re: First Time Pitching on Yeast Cake
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2012, 06:12:35 AM »
I regularly pitch the full cake from a 1.050-or-smaller 5 gal batch into a 1.070-or-bigger 10 gal batch. It's just a lot easier than building a starter that size.

I do that as well as starting with a full 10 gallon cake and repitching for another 10.

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Re: First Time Pitching on Yeast Cake
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2012, 06:37:48 AM »
IMO it is better to take out a portion of the slurry - heck, it only takes a minute to dump in clean, sani mason jar, and measure out the appropriate amount. Also, the bruno hefe - the old yeast and protein hop resin on the sides if the fermenter - you dnt really want that to dissolve back into your beer. I think you make better beer by measuring out the slurry and pitching into a clean fermenter.

Hey BTW is it called barunhefe? IDK I always forget how to spell it.  I heard the Masterbrewer from Aanheuser-busch give a talk about exactly what you said majorvices.
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Re: First Time Pitching on Yeast Cake
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2012, 07:57:23 AM »
IPad and stoopid auto fill.  ::) guess it doesn't take German. "Bruno hefe", lol.
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Re: First Time Pitching on Yeast Cake
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2012, 05:22:19 PM »
IMO it is better to take out a portion of the slurry - heck, it only takes a minute to dump in clean, sani mason jar, and measure out the appropriate amount. Also, the bruno hefe - the old yeast and protein hop resin on the sides if the fermenter - you dnt really want that to dissolve back into your beer. I think you make better beer by measuring out the slurry and pitching into a clean fermenter.

Hey BTW is it called barunhefe? IDK I always forget how to spell it.  I heard the Masterbrewer from Aanheuser-busch give a talk about exactly what you said majorvices.

Almost,  it's "braun hefe"
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Re: First Time Pitching on Yeast Cake
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2012, 06:26:56 PM »
I'm pretty sure it's "Bruno here"...   :P
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Re: First Time Pitching on Yeast Cake
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2012, 07:31:38 PM »
Bruno here on this forum, :P braun hefe everywhere else. Got it thanks for clearing that up.
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Re: First Time Pitching on Yeast Cake
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2012, 08:22:47 AM »
I just pulled a hydrometer sample as it seemed to burn out in about a week.  It's definitely the cleanest tasting lager I have made at just under 3 weeks old!  I could tap it and drink it now.  Might have to try this again!

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