I am about to secondary my first batch of Graham's English Cider. Varied only by adding some sugar to boost the OG to 1.065.
Can I harvest the Nottingham I used? I am going to make Graff's cider version right away
should I "wash" the yeast or pour on top of the cake?
I will not reuse it after the second batch
but since I am doing a heel-to-toe batch, was wondering if I can use it again.
just use it again. a lot of the reasons for yeast washing, like getting rid of any hop matter, or beer color, won't be an issue for cider.
This should help it start fermenting faster also, right?
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I think dumping on the yeast cake is a great idea. The graf will definitely benefit. I would consider a blow off tube unless you have a couple of gallons of headspace.
Its in a 5G carboy…I will swash some sterilized H2O in there and pour it into a 6G better bottle. I have my 6.5 carboy currently occupied by a AHS anniversary wit.
You could always just dump some juice in there to swish instead of introducing additional water to the mix. (Unless you decant the water before pitching)