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Old 12-04-2010, 06:50 PM   #1
Jul 2010
Tallahassee, FL
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I'm fermenting a cider which is almost done (and is awesome btw) and will be starting a new batch once I bottle this one. I used S-04 and it's been fermenting 10 weeks. I left it in primary. I've thought about pitching on this yeast cake or using some slurry from this ferment to start the next batch. It would save a few dollars but more so I was hoping that next round would ferment faster. Would this work well? Any concerns about my yeast being so old?

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Old 12-04-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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No problem. Smell to make sure there is no vinegary smell of infection.

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Old 12-05-2010, 12:39 AM   #3
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Pour it in and walk away... Once you have a cake, burn through the brews until you just don't feel like using that flavor of yeast anymore.

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Old 12-05-2010, 07:26 AM   #4
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Go for it. I will be doing this monday as well because I don't have any more yeast left but still have an urge to brew!

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