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Old 11-16-2006, 02:58 PM   #1
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I've never done this before, but I'm planning on doing it this weekend. My question is, I've left the cake sitting in the carboy (sealed) since Sunday when I racked off of it...so would it be helpful to pour a small starter batch into the carboy the night before I brew? Or is this unnecessary? If it hadn't been 2 weeks since the original pitch, and it hadn't been sitting alone for a week, I might not be so concerned, but in terms of decreasing lag time as much as possible, wouldn't a small starter poured onto the cake the night before serve to jumpstart the cake? Or is this completely unnecessary?


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Old 11-16-2006, 03:20 PM   #2
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That's a really good question. Have to admit, I thought of that myself a couple of times as I'm interested in reusing yeast as well when I make the switch to liquid yeast. Hopefully the "pros" will kick in here, especially brewpastor, he used to own a brewery. I've read several arguments for/against using yeast cake with old trub. Some say it will affect the brew, some say it doesn't. I would think that if your making the same type of brew, it really wouldn't matter.



 
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:03 PM   #3
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If you're repitching using the entire yeast cake form a previous batch, I think you'll get a pretty fast and vigorous start without any sort of starter.

Make sure you have a blowoff tube rigged for this one--you're probably need it.
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:10 PM   #4
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Just go in right on top after you cool it, just make sure you have a blow off tube or a lot of head space. It's going to go crazy....
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shiezer! The only blowoff tube I have is an emergency one...just hook up a standard racking tube to the small nub on a carboy cap. But I do need to go to lowes tonight. Anyone have any idea what the ID/OD of a standard large blowoff tube is? I really don't wanna have to lug my trub-filled carboy into lowes.

Also, anyone know whether or not it's okay to use the cake from a Wit (with orange peel and corainder in the boil) on a hefe? I'm sorta worried that some of those flavors might transfer from the trub into my hefe.


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•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)


 
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