- Mar 9, 2014
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Brewed a Marzen/Oktoberfest this past weekend that is fermenting at 48 degrees. When it comes time to transfer this I'm thinking about rolling right into another Lager and brewing a Vienna. Debating whether or not to just rack the Vienna right onto the yeast cake from the Marzen (used Bohemian Lager Yeast) or just harvest the yeast from primary and get another big starter going. I have never racked directly onto the yeast cake from another batch so somewhat curious to try this just to see how it works out. Just not sure if after 4 weeks in primary there will be enough viable yeast to brew another lager. One thing to note is the Marzen is a 5 gallon batch.......the Vienna will be a 3 gallon BIAB so shouldn't need quite the same volume of yeast cells.