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Old 08-27-2007, 10:36 PM   #1
Feb 2007
Austin, TX
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Sooo i've got some wort...i'm thinking of repitching some yeast in it...

what's the advantage of it?

Like ed's afpelwine, could i indefinitely re-pitch over and over?

I'm cufuzzzled.

JJ Asghar
Austin, TX
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:51 AM   #2
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Are you talking about pitching more yeast into an already fermenting/fermented batch?
Or using the yeast from one fermented batch to start another?

Or maybe some confused combination of the two?
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Old 08-28-2007, 02:17 AM   #3
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Yeah, it works. You could probably get at least five generations out of it. If you are pitching it more then 1x it's best to pitch at the same gravity or pitch up i.e., from say 1.050 to 1.055, rather then pitch down i.e., 1.050 to 1.045.

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Old 08-28-2007, 07:56 PM   #4
Apr 2005
Ames, IA
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Here's what I do for re-pitching yeast:
Pour yeast cake into 3 or 4 sanitized plastic beer bottles
Store in the fridge
Pitch onto batch of beer
Save yeast cake from that batch as well

I will usually do this enough times to get at least 4 to 8 uses out of a liquid yeast pack/vial and then get another one. I'm really just interested in cutting the cost of yeast rather than building up a yeast bank.

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Old 08-28-2007, 08:33 PM   #5
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I don't think that he is asking about re-using yeast. Clarify?
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