Keg Connection New Inline Flow Control Valve Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Wash yeast from an 11.5% beer?
Thread Tools
Old 11-30-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 133
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default Wash yeast from an 11.5% beer?

I am about to bottle an 11.5% beer that fermented down to 1.000 with WLP545. I would like to brew up a Belgium Blonde with an OG around 1.056. Do you think I could use this yeast, or has it been stressed to the limit?

etrain666 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 4,887
Liked 235 Times on 195 Posts


Yes you can reuse it but you will probably find you really need to baby the starter to get the yeast moving. The more important question is whether you want the yeast you have for future beers. The yeast that survived are the strongest but not necessarily the ones that produce the best flavor. I would test out a small batch of a straightforward blonde ale to see if there's off flavors before committing a whole five gallons to the yeast. Or you could just buy new yeast.
ReverseApacheMaster is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 324
Liked 26 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 2


Don't use this yeast, it's donzo. General rule of thumb for washing yeast is you want to go lower to higher in terms of OG, color, and bitterness.
bmick is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First yeast starter followed by yeast recovery and wash for future billdog Fermentation & Yeast 6 04-17-2012 12:59 AM
Wash yeast or just use as is? cw_racefan General Techniques 1 02-16-2011 03:31 PM
My first yeast wash Bitterbrush Fermentation & Yeast 1 02-01-2011 09:52 PM
Only one yeast wash?? josers Fermentation & Yeast 7 10-13-2010 03:14 PM
Can i wash yeast from a starter of High Fluccuating yeast? GLoBaLReBeL Fermentation & Yeast 4 06-03-2010 12:00 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads