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jbsg02

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I just brewed a Pale Ale using Wyeast 1968 and London ESB and wanted to use that in a hard cider. Any issues going from beer to cider? I know going from cider to beer isn't ideal, don't see why re-pitching ale yeast into cider wouldn't work though. Just wanted to check here first.
 

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I just brewed a Pale Ale using Wyeast 1968 and London ESB and wanted to use that in a hard cider. Any issues going from beer to cider? I know going from cider to beer isn't ideal, don't see why re-pitching ale yeast into cider wouldn't work though. Just wanted to check here first.
I pitched ciders directly into yeast cakes from saisons before, turned out great. Unless you are having something professionally judged (and maybe even not then), it shouldn't matter much using a cake from a relatively neutral beer like APA. If you're harvesting and getting rid of any extra liquid after it settles, you should have no problem at all. Wash and make a starter if you have any concern, just for your own peace of mind.
 
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