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Old 08-17-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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i finished my NB chinook IPA about a week agao..left the trub/yeast in the bucket...can i re-use this yeast that i left in the bukcet say 14 days later??? or should i just dump it...i do have more yeast that i can use that i save from a previous batch but was wondering if i could get another use out of this one.

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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You can usually re-use yeast from one batch to another, but after fourteen days... I wouldn't.

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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Agree with above. 14 days is far too long and will risk an infection.

If I am going to re-use yeast from primary trub, I take it within an hour or two of racking. Using a sanitzed measuring cup, I will either direct pitch into wort, wash and pitch, or wash and store in fridge.

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:21 AM   #4
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I agree. I'll just throw this away. Thank guys

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