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Old 03-15-2013, 04:43 AM   #1
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Default Can you wash and reuse ale yeast that underwent lagering?

Will ale yeast that underwent cold lagering temps 29-30*F still be good to wash and reuse?..I thinking hell no..what do you all think?

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Old 03-15-2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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That's not lagering and more along the lines of freezing. Not sure the yeast would still be viable.

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Your answer is yes. Also just search for "Freezing Yeast", lots of us do it. I kept my last yeast cake in a 25*F garage until I was ready to brew the next batch.
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hells yea -- just had beer sitting on it. Pull enough to make a starter add some energizer, if the starter ferments you have happy yeast.
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You definitely can, and yes that's what lagering. You want it as cold as you can get it without the beer freezing.

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