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Old 09-16-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default Light beer on apple cider yeast cake?

Hi all, I already know the answer to this question, but I'd like to hear some input from the masses. I have an apple cider that's ready to keg and I'd like to reuse the cake and throw a light blonde ale on it. Any thoughts, besides you shouldn't reuse the cake, it's terrible practice, etc.? I know I shouldn't do it, and I've only 5 extract batches under my belt, but I'd just like to have a quick transition into the new one. Thanks for any input.

Edited to add: What if I wash the yeast, make a starter, then pitch?


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Old 09-16-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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It sounds like it might taste pretty awful, and you might end up with a cider-flavored light beer.

You also would probably be way overpitching, by pitching on a yeast cake.

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