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Old 12-13-2011, 03:49 AM   #1
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I have a 16 month old Flanders Red that was bottled with Lalvin champagne yeast. Would I be able to use the dregs from a couple of these bottles and add them to the secondary of another beer or will the champagne yeast make it undesirable?

I realize that it's also an old set of bugs, but the Flanders is great and very sour. I wanted to add the dregs from a couple bottles to a Dubbel that's sitting at 1.014.

What do you think?

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Old 12-13-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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Champagne yeast can kill other yeasts. I don't know how it effects brett and bacteria though. Just make a starter and if it grows as you'd expect it to grow you're good. If you're close enough to me I could plate it for you and let you know for sure.

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You should be fine, the K-factor only works within the same genus, so an S. cerevisiae "killer" yeast will not inhibit non-Saccharomyces yeast like Brettanomyces.

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