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Offline andyi

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Reusing Yeast after cold crash
« on: April 06, 2011, 12:20:44 AM »

howdy,

I have a 1.052 saison with WY3711that I will be cold crashing in the primary for about 3 days then let warm to bottling bottling temp- 68F. I know at cold temps the yeast go dormant but will going from warm to CC back to warm affect the yeast health for repitching? 

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Re: Reusing Yeast after cold crash
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 02:07:57 AM »
You can repitch the yeast cake at the required dosage as long as you pitch at the proper temp and ideally within a few days of harvesting the cake. I have heard of some brewers repitching within a week but if longer than that I recommend making a starter.
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