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Old 12-06-2008, 05:39 PM   #1
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How much flavor from prior brews are imparted onto the yeast? Should I only reuse yeast to make similar beers or does the washed yeast not retain much beer flavor?


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Old 12-06-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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No flavor is imparted by the yeast itself if you decant off the beer over the yeast. However you should never use a yeast from a higher gravity brew on a lower gravity beer as the yeast have been stressed and will not perform well in the new brew.


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Does that HG to LG rule include meads? Can you even reuse mead yeast?
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I do not know about reuse of mead yeast. But I would think it would be stressed.
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