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OllieS.Bishop

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Anyone with any experience blending WL or WY strains into 10 gal batches? If youre daring enough the possibilities seem endless. Whether or not it is a first pitch or even a first and a later pitch near end of fermentation.

Any thawts?

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ArcaneXor

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I don't do 10-gallon batches, but I use a Koelsch/California Ale yeast blend for my Apfelwein fermentations. I don't have the equipment to see how they are behaving, i.e. whether one strain has become dominant, but the results are very enjoyable. I just keep reusing the same yeast cake. I am sure it'll eventually need washing, but thus far I haven't had any problems with autolysis or other yeast breakdown-related off-flavors.
 
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