Ringwood Yeast cake - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Ringwood Yeast cake

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-13-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
MetalMatt
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Bartow, fl
Posts: 42
Liked 6 Times on 3 Posts



Alright, so I racked a 2.5g IPA batch over to secondary last night, harvested the yeast cake, washed it, and added about 1.5 liters of fresh wort to get it active again. I plan on pitching it into a 5g baltic Porter batch this afternoon. My question is, should I pitch the entire starter (approx 2 liters), or will I be drastically overpitching? Its a cake from a 2.5 gal batch going into a 5 gallon batch, so I figured it would be just right. What do you guys think?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
MetalMatt
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Bartow, fl
Posts: 42
Liked 6 Times on 3 Posts


Anyone have any input? Should I use the entire slurry?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
Seven
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,538
Liked 171 Times on 82 Posts


I'm guessing you have roughly 500-billion yeast cells from the previous 2.5 gallon batch. You didn't state the OG of your Baltic porter but according to Beersmith they typically range from 1.060 to 1.090. Assuming the highest possible OG (1.090) MrMalty says you'd need 320 billion yeast cells for 5 gallons.

If the above numbers are correct then you won't be over pitching by too much. I'd pitch the entire slurry!

MetalMatt Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #4
djfriesen
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Posts: 1,189
Liked 26 Times on 24 Posts


On a similar note:

I pitched a smackpack of Ringwood yeast in a 4 liter starter ( I don't have a stirplate so I have to make bigger starters), let it do it's thing for a few days, then coldcrashed and decanted ( no washing to speak of). I now have a quart mason jar with about a 50-50split of wort and floc'd yeast. How long could I concievably leave this culture in the fridge? I suppose, as with any other yeast, I could leave it for a while, as long as I took viability reduction into account. Anyone done something similar and have any experience? I'm looking to do a clone of a Deschutes' beer with it, but may not be able to get to it very quickly.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 11:30 PM   #5
MetalMatt
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Bartow, fl
Posts: 42
Liked 6 Times on 3 Posts


Thanks for the reply! I did go ahead and pitch the entire slurry into the Baltic Porter, which ended up with an og of 1.080. Already churning away nicely! I didn't think it would be over-pitching too much, as the previous batch this yeast fermented was only a 2.5 gal batch. Just wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions. thanks again!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Practices for Ringwood yeast? nate_ive Fermentation & Yeast 18 09-07-2016 10:33 AM
Yeast Starter: Pitch the whole shebang, or just the yeast cake? Tad_Porter Fermentation & Yeast 3 11-29-2010 03:57 AM
Yeast - 060 American Blend vs Ringwood Gilbey Fermentation & Yeast 3 06-28-2010 06:03 PM
My ringwood doesn't taste like their ringwood jmo88 Fermentation & Yeast 9 03-25-2010 01:42 AM
Dry equivalent to WYEAST Ringwood Ale yeast? stevedasleeve Fermentation & Yeast 13 02-12-2010 06:04 AM


Forum Jump