re-using yeast from a smoked beer... does smoke flavor carry through? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > re-using yeast from a smoked beer... does smoke flavor carry through?
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-20-2010, 11:26 PM   #1
maui808
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Maui
Posts: 81

Wondering if I should re-use the yeast cake from my smoked ipa (which had 1lb smoked malt in it) for a regular ipa. Anyone have experience re-using yeast from a smoked beer? Does the flavor carry through?

I was going to use fresh yeast, but i just noticed a tiny fly or bug of some sort in my starter and I don't want to risk using it now.

Mahalo!



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 12:09 AM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 68,388
Liked 7307 Times on 5168 Posts
Likes Given: 2072


You could always wash the yeast, and then you'd have no trub or anything to carry over to the next batch.


__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 08:44 PM   #3
pwndabear
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: buffalo, ny
Posts: 994
Liked 24 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 62


the yeast should not retain the smoked flavor. the only thing that will have any amount of smoked flavor is the media the yeast is in and if you use a small slurry for the whole of your next batch, the smoked flavor should not carry over

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 09:22 PM   #4
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 24,858
Liked 6334 Times on 3749 Posts
Likes Given: 5516


You won't taste the smoke if you re-use the yeast. I've made a several smoke beers. I'm surprised 1# smoked malt was detectable in your beer.
__________________
- Andrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 10:52 PM   #5
OHIOSTEVE
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SIDNEY, ohio
Posts: 3,524
Liked 72 Times on 64 Posts
Likes Given: 45


Quote:
Originally Posted by YooperBrew View Post
You could always wash the yeast, and then you'd have no trub or anything to carry over to the next batch.
You know washing yeast from dry yeast is a waste of time money wise. BUT it sure is cool to do for some reason! I have some nottingham washed in the beer fridge right now.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikethepoolguy View Post
I started brewing 69 days ago, 35 gal so far. SWMBO hasnt complained yet! Better than the hookers, gambling, and crack I used to do, I guess.
BALDGUT BREWS

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 07:42 PM   #6
maui808
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Maui
Posts: 81

Thanks! I took some yeast from the smoke beer (which after tasting has virtually no smoke flavor... will use more then one pound of smoke malt next time). I never knew how yeast washing worked until now, very cool to learn something new.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 08:00 PM   #7
Malticulous
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. George Utah
Posts: 4,139
Liked 72 Times on 57 Posts
Likes Given: 80


I never wash yeast any more. Seriously all you need is about 100ml slurry and you put that into over 20000ml wort. I have no problem using yeast from a stout for a cream ale. If you just dumping onto a whole cake it might be a problem.


__________________
Everything is better with a beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Protip: Always carry carboys with TWO hands mrgstiffler Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 05-05-2010 04:40 AM
Smoked Beer? Wampus Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 04-08-2010 11:58 AM
Adding Smoke Flavor to a Red Ale Kit chefd60 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 02-14-2010 01:18 AM
Smoked Apple Beer Reporting in Cogwork Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 0 08-17-2009 02:56 AM
My LHBS Doesn't Carry Dark Malt Extract Lucretius Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 08-07-2009 11:03 AM


Forum Jump