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rasherb

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Racked an american amber from the bucket to secondary today and dumped a southern english brown ale right on top of the yeast cake in the bucket.

Steady bubbles within an hour. Ripping good primary ferment going strong at two hours.

Why didn't I start doing this sooner?

:rockin::rockin:
 

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I do that for my very large OG beers. It's the best "Starter" out there and it yield's 5g of homebrew to boot!
 

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ive been meaning to do that for some time- i have serious attenuation issues, and i figure if i cant fix them by pitching a whole yeast cake (and using the O2 im getting soon) then theres no hope

i just brewed a 1.071 OG beer that is mostly wheat, and i pitched a starter of wyeast 1762- when its done i plan on brewing a 1.110 quad and pitching the whole cake!
 

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While this may be a good idea for big beers, you are severely over pitching for normal gravity beers.
 

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While this may be a good idea for big beers, you are severely over pitching for normal gravity beers.
Yes, you must have a plan when re-using the cake. Also, after a very large beer or many re-uses of the same yeast it is not advised as the yeast have been strained.
 
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