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Old 04-24-2010, 11:36 PM   #1
Aug 2007
Hermon, Maine
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I brewed my first lambic-style yesterday and it currently has a decent one inch krausen on it. I've been doing some reading on lambic brewing and it seems unclear whether I should transfer to secondary after a month when the beer finishes what I'm calling the yeast stage or not. If I don't transfer, won't I have to worry about yeast autolysis?

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Old 04-25-2010, 11:23 PM   #2
Apr 2007
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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You want yeast autolysis in a lambic to feed the bugs. If you transfer, transfer the trub in too.

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Old 04-26-2010, 04:53 AM   #3
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from all Ive read you dont need a full yeast cake, but you do want quit a bit for the bugs too eat later.

In Flanders you do want to transfer off the yeast.

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:50 AM   #4
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I've transferred all my lambics and carried over a bunch of trub for the long haul of 2+ years on the cake.

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