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Old 03-11-2012, 02:31 AM   #1
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Can I wash my yeast from a IIPA with a og of 1.079? 9% abv?

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Old 03-11-2012, 02:44 AM   #2
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Yes. It will make beer.

Some folks caution against it because high gravity can leave the yeast stressed.

I've used yeast from high gravity beers before with no issues. I make a point to only use it once if it is from a beer with an OG above 1.070.

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Old 03-11-2012, 03:41 AM   #3
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Local brewery around me "flydog". Will harvest up to 8-9 generations off their "ragin bitch" which is 8.2%. There lower abv beers they will use 10-12 generations of yeast
Carroll Brewing CompanyFrederick, Md.

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