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Old 10-04-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Using yeast cake for second batch of cider?

I just pitched my first batch of cider this weekend.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/appl...-juice-198444/

OG 1.060 White Labs English Cider Yeast WLP775

I may transfer this first batch to a secondary carboy by week two or maybe bottle and pasteurize in bottles (just noticed sticky) etc.

I am wondering if I can put a second batch directly on top of the fresh yeast cake left behind in the primary carboy?

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Old 10-05-2010, 01:25 AM   #2
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Sure, you'll probably have a very strong fermentation from it...Pitching on top of yeast cakes is wonderful and its almost like making a 5 gallon yeast starter! The yeast count is so huge that fermentation kicks right up.
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