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Old 09-12-2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default repitching yeast from higher to lower gravity

I washed some yeast from a CDA w/ an SG 1.064. I always here that it's best to pitch the yeast from lower SG to higher SG. I was planning on brewing an APA with an SG 1.056, 8 points lower than what the yeast are now used to. What are the implications for repitching yeast from higher to lower starting gravities?


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Old 09-12-2010, 03:32 PM   #2
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The higher your gravity goes, the more stressed/mutated/dead yeast you'll end up with. With those two gravities, I wouldn't worry a bit. If you're paranoid, or for higher gravities, you can always make a starter with your harvested yeast to get back to a really healthy population.


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thanks for the advice! sweet! i'll just go ahead and pitch the harvested yeast and not worry about it.
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As I recall, as a general rule you don't want to reuse yeast from 1.060 + brews and or those that were higher IBU, something like 50-60+. However, you are so close to that I think you will have no problems with the re-pitch.
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