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Old 09-16-2009, 05:16 AM   #1
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I just brewed an Octoberfest Ale using White Labs Cry Havoc Yeast. Pitched at 70 degrees and Fermented at 65. I want to brew the same beer again but as a lager. Can I pitch on the yeast cake and still get a good beer? Do I need to add more yeast for the longer lagering time? Or should I just wash the yeast and save it for another ale?



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Old 09-16-2009, 01:22 PM   #2
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Yes, you can knock out onto the cake and make decent beer. You're better off harvesting a supply of the yeast, cleaning your fermenter, and pitching an appropriate amount of slurry, though.

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ok, I think I got the yeast washing thing down, seems pretty simple. Now the question is do I pitch the washed yeast directly, or do I need to make a starter?

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No need for a starter. Calculate volumes from the Mr Malty Pitching Rate Calculator

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