I have a 1.060 OG (down to 1.006!) saison with 3711 that is about ready to be kegged. It spent two weeks in the primary, starting at 68F and ramping up to 80F, then I cold crashed to 35 (still in the primary) and it's been lagering at that temp for the last two or three weeks.
I'm thinking about using the yeast cake for a 1.085 OG tripel. My question is, after spending a few weeks at near freezing, how viable is the cake going to be? Did I stress the yeast too much to risk using it for another beer? Usually I rack to a secondary before I cold crash if I'm going to reuse the cake, but I didn't have any carboys available this time around.
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.