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Old 01-24-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
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I just racked my 2nd batch into my secondary onto hop pellets to dry hop it. I was going to try yeast washing after I bottle but I didnt consider the effect the hops would have. Will the wshing get rid of the hops? Or if some hops get mixed in with the yeast will it even matter? Should I bother with the yeast washing at all?

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Old 01-24-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
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Usually you will wash your yeast after primary, not secondary, since that's where most of the yeast is.

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Usually you will wash your yeast after primary, not secondary, since that's where most of the yeast is.
very true.

also, secondary yeast is going to be the less flocculent specimens. so beer you make from secondary yeast will take longer to clear.

and if you washed the 2nd generation from secondary again, you'd start getting beer that was hard to clear without finings like gelatin.

not to say you can't do it this time, but primary is the better choice fo the two by a wide margin.
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:35 PM   #4
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Ya I originally was going to get it from the primary, I just forgot to do it.

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