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Offline resto3

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Transfering to a barrel.....
« on: December 14, 2010, 07:11:03 pm »
I want to transfer my Flanders Red into the barrel before it ferments all they way out so I can leave some fermentables for the Roselare Blend to do its thing over the course of a year.  However if I do that will it leave a bit of a yeast cake at the bottom of the barrel (I know it will) and if so will that yeast die and cause an adverse effect / off flavors due to autolysis??

My fermenters at the moment have quite a bit of krausen still on top.  If I know how to add pictures to this I would show you. I brewed five gallons on Thursday and pitched it with Roselare Blend alone.  Then I have two other carboys with 5 and 6 gallons repectively that were brewed on Friday and those were pitched with WLP-001.  

My barrel is wetted, sanitised and in all respects ready to recieve this beer.  Just wondering if I should wait a few more days.

If you know how to add photos to this post let me know.  

Thanks for your replies.

« Last Edit: December 15, 2010, 05:15:05 am by resto3 »

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Re: Transfering to a barrel.....
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 10:50:00 pm »
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Re: Transfering to a barrel.....
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 11:44:22 pm »
When your beer gets to be attenuated to the point you want it, crash cool the ones where you added WLP001 for a couple of days and rack off of the yeast and in to the barrel.  Add the entire Roeselare carboy without cooling.  Then RDWHAHB for 12 months.
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Re: Transfering to a barrel.....
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 04:58:16 am »
Thanks Guys for your answers.  That's a good idea there schmid!!  Will do.