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brewssuds 10-25-2008 03:30 PM

How soon can you use re-pitched yeast?
 
I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question, or has been answered previously (I did a search, but couldn't find a comprehensive answer).

I'm planning to re-pitch some yeast. I'm going to pour the yeast from my current batch into a sanitized jar, and use it for the next batch. I know the maximum storage time is about 2 weeks, but is there a minimum amount of time I should wait before I pitch (I'm planning to pitch within an hour or two of harvesting).

Or would I be better off just pouring the new wort directly on the existing yeast cake? (It's only about 1 week old).

Nurmey 10-25-2008 03:41 PM

I just pour the new wort on to the yeast cake. It's a great way to get fast and furious fermentation.

steelerguy 10-25-2008 04:01 PM

I have poured right onto the yeast cake also and like Nurmey says...be ready for quite the fermentation. I mean you better use a blow off tube and not an airlock fermentation!

brewssuds 10-25-2008 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steelerguy (Post 917342)
I have poured right onto the yeast cake also and like Nurmey says...be ready for quite the fermentation. I mean you better use a blow off tube and not an airlock fermentation!

Should I clean the primary in any way, or just pour as-is?

I'm brewing a Christmas ale that has a LOT of fermentable sugars... this should be interesting...

Professor Frink 10-25-2008 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brewssuds (Post 917351)
Should I clean the primary in any way, or just pour as-is?

I'm brewing a Christmas ale that has a LOT of fermentable sugars... this should be interesting...

Unless the previous beer is very dark or very hoppy, you shouldn't have to.


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