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Old 03-23-2008, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Pitching same recipe on 2 day old Yeast Cake

Here's the deal. I have a 7.9 G bucket with the spigot and a grommeted lid for an airlock. Friday night I transferred my amber to secondary with the plan of brewing the same recipe and pitching onto that yeastcake. I succeeded only in transferring the beer to secondary and then got called away. I re-sanitized and refilled my airlock with sanitized water and replaced it in the lid. I will be able to brew tonight. I guess my question is have I waited to long with that yeastcake? My concern is that I had to have drawn air into that grommet hole when transferring to the carboy through the spigot on the bucket. Is there a smell I might be able to pick up on before i go to drop my wort on the cake that will indicate a problem. If it just smells like beer should I be fine? I have a packet of Nottingham dry yeast but this was going to be my first try at dropping on a yeast cake and I was hopeful that I could still get away with the experiment.

Thanks for any and all of your experiences that will help me with this!

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I've left mine for up to 3 days before pitching. I recall a couple people on here who have waited up to 2 weeks. You should be fine, I would go for it.

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Yeap, after racking I left about 0.5" of beer on the cake and didn't pour in new wort until about 2-3 weeks later. It was fine, actually it took of in about 1 hr!

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Go for it...Just use a blow off tube, or have one handy...I don't know if it is common, but when I pitched onto a yeastcake for the first time a btach ago I had a huge amount of bloowoff.

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Go for it...Just use a blow off tube, or have one handy...I don't know if it is common, but when I pitched onto a yeastcake for the first time a btach ago I had a huge amount of bloowoff.
+1 to the blow off tube....Its going to take off big time, and you dont want your airlock plugging up and blowing off.... I caught mine just in time one night before she blew!!!! And for that I was happy....Now I put a blowoff on everytime for the first few days, then take it off and clean it, and put on an airlock.
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I know that I have read about the blowoff in 6.5 gallon carboys and buckets. Have you all had the same experience with the 7.9 gallon buckets?

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I know that I have read about the blowoff in 6.5 gallon carboys and buckets. Have you all had the same experience with the 7.9 gallon buckets?

My repitching on the yeastcake WAS in a bucket. I rigged my bottling tube (which I don't use anymore anyway) onto the center post of the airlock and into a bucket of iodophor...glad I did...Had a lot of stuff in the bucket over the next 2 days...And when I popped open my bucket I had 3/4 inches of gunk on the underside of the lid....That was some active yeast there....
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I know that I have read about the blowoff in 6.5 gallon carboys and buckets. Have you all had the same experience with the 7.9 gallon buckets?
Definitely go with a blow-off even with the bucket!
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I often just scoop out a coffee cup full of trub so I can completely fill the fermenter. That is more than enough...... and +1 on the blow off hose!

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I was also wondering how many times do you guys recommend that I reuse the yeast cake.

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