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Old 07-20-2011, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default Next Batch Ideas with Octoberfest Ale Yeast Cake

I currently have EdWort’s Octoberfest Ale in the primary at week 3. I used wyeast koslch yeast and was looking to make the next beer so I can put it on top of the yeast cake. I was looking to make a beer using honey that my parents get from their bee’s since they are now collecting a batch. Was looking at something like NB honey kolsch recipe.

That is a darker beer to lighter beer for the yeast cake which may lead to off tastes right? Better to wash yeast and make a starter, which is what I normally do. Just looking for other ideas.

I ferment in my basement without temp control, where it is currently about 66-67 F, and should linger there for the next month or two.

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Old 07-20-2011, 05:29 PM   #2
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That is a darker beer to lighter beer for the yeast cake which may lead to off tastes right? Better to wash yeast and make a starter, which is what I normally do. Just looking for other ideas.
I wouldn't think that a pint of "darker" beer in let's say 5 gallons of lighter beer is going to be noticeable. At all.

You're bigger problem is over-pitching.

For detailed information: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/why...t-cake-166221/

When I do this, I typically throw out about (read "at least") half of the yeast cake to avoid this problem.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:10 AM   #3
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ok so I'm thinking I'll wash the yeast and repitch into a honey wheat or American wheat bear for a quick Labor day/ SWMBO's bday beer for guest

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