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Old 02-22-2006, 06:38 PM   #1
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I've read a little about using the yeast cake to start another batch. Is there anyway to save the sediment for a while, or do you have to use it right away?

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Old 02-22-2006, 06:51 PM   #2
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The BEST way is to make another batch and chill it right into the primary. It'll be fermenting within hours.

Alternately, you can save some in a sanitized jar and use it later.

there are a lot of threads here on the subject. Try a search.

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Old 02-22-2006, 11:57 PM   #3
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Look for threads on yeast washing. Basically, you mix the trub with water and let the yeast settle out.
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:47 AM   #4
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If you are using the yeast soon than I'd leave it on the beer in a sanitized mason jar with an airlock. Pour the beer off when you go to use it and pitch. I leave mine on the beer this way for up to a month without any off flavors.

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