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Offline redzim

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« on: May 08, 2013, 11:06:00 AM »
any one see a problem re-using W-34/70 from a Bo-Pils that was 1.058, to a German Pils that is going to only be around 1.050?   I ask because a couple years ago I reused US-05 from a 1.066 IPA in a 1.045 brown ale....  major off flavors etc occurred, AFAIK because of the yeast dropping in gravity so much.... I am assuming a 1.058 to 1.050 drop is not such a big deal?

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Re: yeast re-use
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 11:39:43 AM »
i don't think you will have much problem.
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Re: yeast re-use
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 12:09:31 PM »
No problem.  I don't know where the idea that you always have to go up in gravity came from.
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 12:18:21 PM »
No problem.  I don't know where the idea that you always have to go up in gravity came from.

I think it is simply a practice to go up in gravity and may have gotten misconstrued as a rule?
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Re: yeast re-use
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 12:20:57 PM »
No problem.  I don't know where the idea that you always have to go up in gravity came from.

I think it is simply a practice to go up in gravity and may have gotten misconstrued as a rule?

Yeah, that's what I'd guess.
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Re: yeast re-use
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 12:38:07 PM »
i have never had a problem. i seem to recall reading that there is a concern of pissing off the yeast a bit if you go from a particularly big beer  (1090ish) down. but i don't know how valid that really is.
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Re: yeast re-use
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 12:44:39 PM »
No problem.  I don't know where the idea that you always have to go up in gravity came from.

I think it is simply a practice to go up in gravity and may have gotten misconstrued as a rule?

+1. 
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Re: yeast re-use
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 01:23:08 PM »
OK cool. I will brew on!

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Re: yeast re-use
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 08:24:40 PM »
Old gravity doesn't matter. Pitch the right amount for the new gravity (don't over pitch).

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Re: yeast re-use
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 08:22:14 AM »
i have never had a problem. i seem to recall reading that there is a concern of pissing off the yeast a bit if you go from a particularly big beer  (1090ish) down. but i don't know how valid that really is.

I don't think I'd reuse yeast from a 1.090 beer anyway.  The ROT is not to reuse over 1.060.  Being a yeast abuser, I push that ti the low 70s.
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2013, 05:02:14 PM »
Going up in gravity is just convenient, not a rule. Every time you ferment a beer, you end up with more yeast than you started with, and since higher-gravity beers require more yeast ...