- Apr 18, 2006
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I think the yeast is pretty cheap but if you syphon off the 5 gallons of cider and add more juice how much more or less risk is there of infection?HemiPowered said:You could do it however honestly I wouldn't as dry yeast goes for about a buck a packet and there is always a chance of infection by using old yeast cakes. When dealing with liquid yeast the small gamble can be worth is as it can be 1/3 of the total cost of your batch. In this case its about 1/18th and makes little sense. I would just buy 5 packets of dry yeast and use em as you need.
If its done right after the transfer to the keg or bottling bucket, I don't think its a big deal.
Infections could occurr even if you start from scratch.