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Offline dzlater

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Repitching yeast from ginger beer?
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:34:34 PM »
I brewed the AHA big brew ginger beer recipe.
It has two ounces of ginger added to the boil.
And two ounces in the fermentor.
If I rack the beer to secondary before adding the ginger, can I resuse the slurry from the primary or it will it make the new beer taste like ginger?

Dan S. from NJ

Offline Joe Sr.

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Re: Repitching yeast from ginger beer?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 10:05:49 PM »
I'm pretty sure you'll get some ginger carry over.

If you're bent on using the yeast, I would use some to make a starter, decant, and step it up.

That way, you can taste the starter and hopefully get rid of most of the ginger carry-over.
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