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Offline hopfenundmalz

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Re: Just say "no" to yeast rinsing
« Reply #120 on: October 29, 2015, 02:21:15 PM »
Most of the people I hear supporting rinsing do it because they brew super hoppy beers. Well, since you are dropping $20 on dry hops, seems like you could splurge for a fresh pitch...
Not in support of rinsing, but the simple answer to that is don't fear the secondary.  ;)



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It's not about the money. I think I get my best beer three or more generation in.
There are those (not here so much) that say you will contaminate your beer if you do a secondary, then go on about making starters and rinsing/washing their yeast as if those steps are exempt from contamination.

I don't rinse. I have captured yeast from the conical for a repitch, and have made many a beer using the yeast cake in a carboy.
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Re: Just say "no" to yeast rinsing
« Reply #121 on: October 29, 2015, 07:32:09 PM »
I agree with Joe Sr.... I like the Old Raspy in the fridge.  My local alehouse just started tapping this year's BBA Old Rasputin... yummy :).  Though to be honest I preferred last years BBA.