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Old 02-16-2010, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default Enough or more than enough yeast?

So I have a Kolsch right now fermenting in the basement. I was thinking of brewing another batch with the same recipe. If I put another batch of wort on the yeast cake in the carboy and then pitch the Wyeast Kolsch, is that too much yeast? Will this overflow while fermenting? Should I not even use more Wyeast Kolsch?

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Old 02-16-2010, 09:57 PM   #2
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No need to pitch more yeast at all.

See pic of a recent pitch on a cake.

Get a blowoff!

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_q2q_o5CflCg/Si...ting%20ESB.jpg


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Old 02-16-2010, 09:58 PM   #3
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Yea, if you pitch right onto an active yeast cake, there is more than enough yeast.
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Ok so I pitch right onto the yeast cake...will I need a blow off tube?
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Ok so I pitch right onto the yeast cake...will I need a blow off tube?
i'd recommend one.
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Well thank you then I will get one...looking forward to doing this. First time pitching on yeast cake.
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I've heard that pitching on the whole cake is overpitching. What's the deal? Is there a ballpark figure for the number of cells after a healthy ferment?


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