Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Re-using yeast cake
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-26-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
Shoemaker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 150
Default Re-using yeast cake

I saved the yeast cake from my previous English Brown Ale. I want to use it in addition to a packet of yeast for a high gravity beer that requires double pitching. My question is, how much of this yeast should I use from the yeast cake and does the fact that I have used hops in it matter? Below is the recipe I want to use this yeast with....

Winter Warmer OG 1.073......FG 1.019

1/2 lb Crystal 20L Malt
3/4 lb Crystal 60L Malt
13 lb Pale Ale Malt

__________________
Shoemaker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-26-2009, 09:11 PM   #2
Pappers_
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Pappers_'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 11,769
Liked 937 Times on 665 Posts
Likes Given: 2007

Default

Not an expert on this but . . .

You could look at BernieBrewer's sticky thread in the fermentation subforum on washing and reusing yeast. You could step it up so that its big enough you wouldn't need to double pitch and you also wouldn't have to worry about the hops.

Cheers!

Pappers_ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2009, 03:01 AM   #3
samc
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,420
Liked 54 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html
__________________
samc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2009, 03:48 AM   #4
squeekysheep
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Greenbay, WI
Posts: 276
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

also matters what yeast you are using and if you want the esters from it or not. when I do I big beer I make a small batch then pitch the big beer on top of that cake. I just use the full cake because I really don't what any esters in my big beers.


I don't think the hop will effect it much but if your worried you could wash the yeast then pitch it.

__________________

Battle Axe brewing

squeekysheep is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Making yeast starter from secondary yeast cake? Madvillain General Techniques 4 05-01-2010 02:54 AM
Yeast rinsing after pitching on yeast cake? Nugent Fermentation & Yeast 1 11-22-2009 12:38 AM
Yeast starter and yeast cake question BrosBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 04-03-2009 08:32 PM
Oat stout w/ irish yeast on windsor yeast cake BrosBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 08-07-2008 01:56 AM
Yeast harvested from a beer yeast cake used for Apfelwein? Chello General Techniques 3 02-06-2008 09:01 PM