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Old 12-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by bluelakebrewing View Post
good info. Im still left wondering how to proceed....

Should I mix the slurry up again and wait for it to resettle to gauge the results before rewashing?

Or should I simply dump the top two layers of dark murkiness and clear beer and retain the bottom creamy white layers?

If a yeast flocs before the trub, simply allowing it to resettle won't do anything. Keep the creamy white layer. You don't have to get rid of the off-white layer. It won't hurt anything.

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Old 12-14-2012, 12:26 AM   #22
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I had a similar experience with wy2007 lager yeast, I poured off the murky liquid, it still had some white yeast that settled out in the fridge, then i discarded the darker layer and saved the bottom white layer and recombined the two saved layers when I pitched.

I'm sure you will be fine either way, I was previously not washing my slurry cause I only rack clear beer to my fermenter.

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