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Old 11-12-2007, 11:12 PM   #1
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I generally use yeast cakes with brews of the same style, and if I do use the cake, it is for a darker beer.


I've got my Belgian Red ready to move to secondary, and I've also got my next Belgian Tripel ingredients ready to brew with. I would like to pitch the Tripel on top of the Red yeast cake (it's a White Labs Trappist Ale yeast). Does there seem to be anything dramatically wrong with this???

Your Thoughts???


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Old 11-15-2007, 09:43 PM   #2
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I can't image that the small amount of beer left in the cake would impact the color of a Tripel.
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:04 PM   #3
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It'll be fine. I put a tripple on top of a darker Biere de Garde a few months ago. Tripple looks and tastes great.
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:31 PM   #4
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It does seem like it could darken it up a little, but it won't hurt your beer. If you're worried about it, spend a couple hours washing the yeast.

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