Reusing yeast

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Right now I have 2 gallons of cider in primary. When it's done, and after bottling, can I reuse the yeast(after washing) to make a Blonde Ale, or will the apple flavor transfer? I used dry Nottingham yeast.
 

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I wouldn't. The yeast may already be stressed, and, depending on how long the cider was in there, it may be starting to autolyze. I'd just buy some fresh dry yeast for the next batch.
 
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I wouldn't. The yeast may already be stressed, and, depending on how long the cider was in there, it may be starting to autolyze. I'd just buy some fresh dry yeast for the next batch.
Thanks Yoop, I appreciate the input. I probably was going to just dump it anyway...your post just confirmed it. Thx.:mug:
 
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