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Old 09-25-2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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I have a friend who is fermenting a stout using White Labs Irish Ale yeast. Since I was planning on doing a chocolate stout next and being the cheap bastard that I am, I was planning on pitching on his yeast cake when hes done.

My only concern is that he likes to ferment at room temp, which in Hawaii is in the low 80's. Providing that his yeast is infection free, is there anything else I need to be worried about?



 
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:45 PM   #2
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I have a friend who is fermenting a stout using White Labs Irish Ale yeast. Since I was planning on doing a chocolate stout next and being the cheap bastard that I am, I was planning on pitching on his yeast cake when hes done.

My only concern is that he likes to ferment at room temp, which in Hawaii is in the low 80's. Providing that his yeast is infection free, is there anything else I need to be worried about?
You can still ferment at whatever temp you want to. might change the flavor profile a bit, but as long as your buddy is up on sanitation, go for it. Then if you are really cheap.... check out the thread on yeast washing and then harvest the yeast after your batch is finished.


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Old 09-25-2008, 11:46 PM   #3
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Sounds like a great idea to me.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:50 PM   #4
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I don't know.... Pitching on a friend's yeast cake? Sounds kinda gay to me....
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:45 AM   #5
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Ok, thanks for the info guys.

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I don't know.... Pitching on a friend's yeast cake? Sounds kinda gay to me....
I'm pretty sure it's not gay. But just in case it may seem gay, I won't wear my wifes underwear and bra when I head on over there to share his yeast cake...

 
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:09 AM   #6
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Pitching on a friend's yeast cake? Sounds kinda gay to me....


"How can it be gay when I'm imagining you as a woman?"

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Old 09-26-2008, 08:39 PM   #7
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I think it would be ok as long as you trust your friends brewing habits.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:35 AM   #8
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Thanks for the laugh Danek! That video clip is hilarious.



 
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