My partner and I just lost most of our brew in a major apartment fire. : (
We're trying to get up and going again as quickly as possible. We had just made the transition to liquid yeast and partial mash brewing. I want to redo a couple of the batches we lost and have come up with a potential cost and time saving plan. Hoping for some feedback:
We are planning on doing the BYO Yeti clone, plus something else that uses Wyeast 1056. The Yeti requires a 3 L starter. Whatever else we'd do (probably a strong IPA) would have a similar OG (probably 1.070-ish). In the name of convenience, we are going to pound out a Festa Brew kit as well, probably a cream ale.
It occurred to be that since the Festa Brew cream comes with Safale US-05, I could just replace it with the Wyeast 1056 I was planning on buying for the Yeti, run it through primary, and then repitch the harvested yeast in my two partial match brews. This would have the advantage of eliminating the starter stage (basically making the Festa Brew a giant starter), allow me to harvest lots of clean yeast from the primary (no trub in pre-packaged wort), and probably improve the cream ale at the same time (by using a liquid instead of the dry yeast).
My only concern is the difference in OG between the cream ale (1.0476) and the Yeti (1.090). Will this be a problem (too stressful a leap for the yeast)? Is there anything else I am missing here that might make this a bad idea?
Thanks for your feedback!