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Old 07-19-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Harvesting yeast from a too warm fermentation

I just kegged a hefeweizen using wlp 380. I had to ferment in the garage as my ferm chamber was busy with a lager. It got a little warmer than I would have liked (I know, I should have done a water bath). The hef is very drinkable but a bit more bubble gum than I would normally prefer. I collected the yeast cake and am wondering if I reuse this yeast and ferment at a cooler temperature, will I still get a bubble gum flavor? Or is the yeast henceforth to be known as "hubba bubba"?

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Old 07-19-2011, 07:14 PM   #2
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I don't know the answer to your question, but when faced with a similar situation, I don't reuse the yeast. I figure that is one variable I can eliminate.

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