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Offline freefallin

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yeast washing
« 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 ? 

Offline jamminbrew

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Re: yeast washing
« Reply #1 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.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2013, 11:55:41 PM by jamminbrew »
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Offline flars

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Re: yeast washing
« Reply #2 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.