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Old 06-27-2011, 02:20 AM   #1
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So, I am planning on using my yeast cake tomorrow for a darker stronger beer. I really would like to clean my fermenter before adding the new wort. Is it possible to just fill a mason jar (or two) full of trub, clean the fermenter, then add the trub and mix with the new wort? Does this make sense?? Thanks everyone!

 
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:33 AM   #2
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I would just wash the yeast. Keep the yeast and toss the trub. This might help...

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
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Hi, thanks for the response. I did not want to wash the yeast as i want to brew and reuse that day. Aren't you pretty much forced to make a starter with washed yeast?

 
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:03 AM   #4
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So, I am planning on using my yeast cake tomorrow for a darker stronger beer. I really would like to clean my fermenter before adding the new wort. Is it possible to just fill a mason jar (or two) full of trub, clean the fermenter, then add the trub and mix with the new wort? Does this make sense?? Thanks everyone!
That would work fine, be sure to sanitize the jars first!
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:59 AM   #5
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I've reused yeast and just poured the wort right into the used fermentor. The carboy was caked with trub and yeast on the sidewalls.

If you are sanitized from the start, all should be fine. even that nasty trub on the side of the fermentor. It will fall out. In the next brew. So relax and have a homebrew!

 
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:31 PM   #6
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So, I am planning on using my yeast cake tomorrow for a darker stronger beer. I really would like to clean my fermenter before adding the new wort. Is it possible to just fill a mason jar (or two) full of trub, clean the fermenter, then add the trub and mix with the new wort? Does this make sense?? Thanks everyone!
yup, ive done it, it works fine.

 
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:39 PM   #7
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You can wash the yeast fairly well in about 45 minutes. 10 to boil some water, 10 to chill the water, add the yeast/trub to your container with the chilled water, shake hard, let it settle for 30 minutes, rack to good stuff from the top (off the trub).

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Old 06-27-2011, 08:03 PM   #8
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If you want to get rid of the trub you could definitely do a quick wash. If you washed today and pitched tomorrow (in example) it has been my experience that the yeast will be very active and will start working away on your new wort very quickly. No need for a starter IMHO.

I have done this when I wanted to reuse yeast right after I racked from primary but I wanted to get rid of trub, etc.

Either way though has worked forme though. If I were short on time I would just dump the wort on the cake and let it do its thing. As mentioned the yeast will clean up after itself.

Good luck!

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Old 06-28-2011, 01:34 AM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback! All went well and the blow off is already rockin!

 
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:50 PM   #10
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What did you end up doing?

 
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