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Old 10-11-2009, 05:06 AM   #1
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This is the first time I used a liquid yeast, and i wanted to get my money worth so I dumped a 2nd batch (a honey brown) on top of the yeast cake. And it took off like a rocket. I never seen my air lock go so crazy. 16 hours later and fermentation begin to slow down...and within 24 hours the kraeusen fell ( Im a little worried now) so I did a sg it was 1.014!!! The og was 1.054 no worries! And the airlock is still (very slowly) bubbling. Just wanted to share my excitement. I just never had a fermentation take off like that.

 
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:12 AM   #2
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Not to worry, everything is normal. When you reuse the yeast cake like that, fermentation begins quite immediately and finishes fast. I've had several 24 hour fermentations when I reuse the yeast cake. Just let it sit and clean up and you will have a great beer.

 
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Old 10-11-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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I had a most awesome blow off from a yeast cake. It blew it's top within a couple of hours. Lost a lot of the beer, actually.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:30 PM   #4
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You definitely need a blow off hose when reusing the yeast cake. You don't even need to aerate, just siphon on top and hold on for the ride...it's fast.

 
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:05 PM   #5
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Funny, the blowoff hose does not help if the mother is gonna Mt. Vesuvius on you. My fault for adding oxygen and the yeast cake. And it was a barlywine. Adds up to disaster.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:32 PM   #6
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Hopefully the SWMBO was understanding!
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:54 PM   #7
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SWMBO is oblivious to my hobby. I do it all outside, and keep the potentially explosive mix in a large fermentation freezer.
She long ago stopped asking why I am cutting holes in walls / am in the attic / running wire through the house / am bleeding / have the toilet outside. On occasion, I've brought every utility in our house down.
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