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Using yeast cake after primary fermentation
« on: January 21, 2011, 04:06:49 PM »
Hello All,  I want to re-use the yeast cake in the primary after racking and and want to know if this is O.K.?
I have a Dunkel fermenting using WL 833 and want to make a Maibock directly on top of that yeast.
I've talked to both Midwest and Northern brewer for advice and they say it should not be a problem.
What are your thoughts/experience using this method?
Thanks everybody!

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Re: Using yeast cake after primary fermentation
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 04:07:50 PM »
That's a great plan for a maibock!
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Re: Using yeast cake after primary fermentation
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 08:08:19 AM »
I recently asked that very question here:

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=5512.0

Lots of good info, particularly the link to the Brew Network and a show on the subject. Good way to kill an hour plus driving.
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Re: Using yeast cake after primary fermentation
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 03:27:59 PM »
Thanks for the feedback!  Oscarvan, I saw your thread before, just wanted confirmation on my plan, I never used a previous yeast cake before.  I'm honored for your feedback Denny!