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Old 04-02-2009, 04:48 PM   #1
May 2008
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Hi all,

I have two batches of beer going right now (Scottish Ale and Blonde Ale) and I want to try reusing a cake for my next batch of cider. They've been in the fermenters almost a month and I'm going to bottle soon. Are the yeast cakes still good? How long can you go before it's no good?

Incedentally, I'm trying to make a sweeter cider so I was thinking I'd throw it down on the Blonde ale cake. Maybe do a darker cider on the Scottish Cake.

Take care,


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Old 04-02-2009, 05:07 PM   #2
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The clock starts ticking when you rack off the cake. Any time within two weeks should be good, if you keep the cake cool.
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