Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Repitching on Yeast Cake
Thread Tools
Old 05-02-2011, 12:13 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Olympia, Washington
Posts: 461
Liked 17 Times on 13 Posts

Default Repitching on Yeast Cake

If you could choose two styles of ale to brew off of the same yeast cake, with the two being different enough to keep it interesting, what two beers would you choose?

If one of them, either the first or second batch, was going to be an ordinary bitter, what would you choose for the other batch? In what order would you brew them?

tonyolympia is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 12:20 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,095
Liked 123 Times on 107 Posts
Likes Given: 162


Kolsch and Dunkel, because thats what I am doing currently.

I would do a barleywine after your bitter.

Ferm Chamber on top of Keezer / Through Wall / All in One Build

Primary: Two Hearted Clone[B]
Secondary: Table Red Wine, Table White Wine
Kegged:Oberon Clone, "Campfire" Hoppy Red Ale, Brown Trout Stout, Cider
Bottled: Random stuff(Cider, Mead, Wines)
Bulk Aging: Red wine, Blueberry "Brandy"
Up Next: Citra Blonde, Kolsch, IPA, IPA, IPA
kpr121 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 12:26 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: north Georgia
Posts: 1,324
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 10


my answer would be that it does not matter: use mrmalty.com and calc the amount of slurry you need for your next recipe. Sanitize a measuring cup, scoop out what you need, pitch it into a clean and sanitized fermenter. Pitch your next batch on top.

And if you cheat and pour it in on top of the whole old cake (not advised for over pitching, possible sanitation issues, etc) DO NOT WORRY. I have pitched a pale ale on top of the slurry of a spiced dark christmas ale and had no discernable color or flavor transfer.

But love your beer and calculate your pitch into a sanitized fermenter.
Reformation Brewery: We went professional
Obsessing over: starting a local brewery (hence I am not here much these days!), Pickles, my wife, 3 year old and 6 year old
Reading: fall of giants by ken follett
Building: gardens, recipes, and trailer mounted smoker/ wood pizza oven
chefmike is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 02:30 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: O'ahu
Posts: 235


Read the linked thread. Reusing yeast is super easy! When I reuse yeast I usually keep the same or similar styles. For instance, I wont make a Belgian, then reuse that yeast to make a stout. But I'll make an ESB then reuse the yeast to make a pale ale or IPA.
You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans.
- from Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
mummasan is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Forum Jump