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Old 10-06-2011, 12:11 AM   #1
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I want to use finings to clarify my fermented beer. I also want to repitch on that same yeast cake. Will the finings affect the yeast cake?
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:59 AM   #2
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You'll likely get a lot of naysayers on this one.

I've done it. It works. You'll be fine.

It MAY affect the beer but it does work.

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:53 AM   #3
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Time to use a secondary and harest the yeast from primary.

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:42 PM   #4
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Time to use a secondary and harest the yeast from primary.
That's a good idea, although I always worry about oxidation when doing that transfer.

From reading other threads it sounds like finings may reduce yeast content as well and make it take longer to carb. As a result I am going to keg this one.
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