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Old 09-11-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Just got the ingredients for my next two batches. The first is going to be Yoopers Dead Guy clone with Safale 05. I was also planning on using that yeast for a stout. Should I just pitch the stout on the dead guy cake when I move to secondary? I figured the stout would overpower any flavors leftover from the first beer.

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Old 09-11-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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I don't know for sure, but I'd think differing styles may end up flavored by the remaining beer on the cake. But that's just a guess, hopefully someone that knows will chime in and confirm or deny.

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You could always just pitch a small portion of the slurry. Check the Mr Malty Pitching Rate Calculator for the right amount (use pitching from slurry).

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I would say don't do it for two reasons. First, the styles are very different (as mentioned above) and the hoppy flavor from the Dead Guy will probably be assertive enough to impart some flavor in a stout. Second, it is dry yeast, which means it is cheap and doesn't need a starter. It seems to me that the biggest reason to pitch onto a yeast cake would be to save money and/or time, and you wouldn't be doing much of either one.

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