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Old 02-16-2014, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default Harvesting & reusing a 3724/3711 blend

I recently brewed a saison with Wyeast 3724... and it stuck at 1.032. After some research I ended up pitching in a packet of 3711, and it finished the job -nicely - and the beer tastes awesome.

I've read in other threads that harvesting blended yeasts can work very well, but I was just curious if anyone out there has experience harvesting (& reusing) this particular blend?

I wouldn't be too concerned, except that the two yeasts weren't doing their job simultaneously in the original fermentation (30 days for 3724 followed by 14 days for 3711), and if I reused a harvesting blend of these from my primary, they WOULD be getting pitched in at the same time. Would that affect the flavor?

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Knowing what I know about those yeasts, my guess that the 3711 would probably end up being the dominant yeast. I say this because 3724 works much more slowly and 3711 will just take off and do most of the work.

I could be wrong, so just try it and see what happens.

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Sounds like what I expected - thanks for the response!

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