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Old 08-20-2010, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default re-using yeast from a smoked beer... does smoke flavor carry through?

Wondering if I should re-use the yeast cake from my smoked ipa (which had 1lb smoked malt in it) for a regular ipa. Anyone have experience re-using yeast from a smoked beer? Does the flavor carry through?

I was going to use fresh yeast, but i just noticed a tiny fly or bug of some sort in my starter and I don't want to risk using it now.

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Old 08-21-2010, 08:44 PM   #3
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the yeast should not retain the smoked flavor. the only thing that will have any amount of smoked flavor is the media the yeast is in and if you use a small slurry for the whole of your next batch, the smoked flavor should not carry over

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Old 08-21-2010, 09:22 PM   #4
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You won't taste the smoke if you re-use the yeast. I've made a several smoke beers. I'm surprised 1# smoked malt was detectable in your beer.

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You could always wash the yeast, and then you'd have no trub or anything to carry over to the next batch.
You know washing yeast from dry yeast is a waste of time money wise. BUT it sure is cool to do for some reason! I have some nottingham washed in the beer fridge right now.
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Thanks! I took some yeast from the smoke beer (which after tasting has virtually no smoke flavor... will use more then one pound of smoke malt next time). I never knew how yeast washing worked until now, very cool to learn something new.

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I never wash yeast any more. Seriously all you need is about 100ml slurry and you put that into over 20000ml wort. I have no problem using yeast from a stout for a cream ale. If you just dumping onto a whole cake it might be a problem.

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