Post Number: 399
|Posted on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 01:21 am: ||
I've got an Alt that has been sitting in primary for 3 weeks at 61 degrees(due to circumstances, I couldn't rack). That cake was a leftover from an APA. I now want to rack the Alt and reuse the cake a 3rd time for an IPA. Any reason not to?
Post Number: 194
|Posted on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 01:30 am: ||
I would reuse it.
Post Number: 816
|Posted on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 01:43 am: ||
Post Number: 402
|Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2005 - 01:05 pm: ||
You shouldn't have any problems with it. Beats spending the money on new yeast and making another starter. There is a discussion on this somewhere here in the archives, but I believe that some people have reused a yeast cake up to 6 times or more with no problems
Post Number: 213
|Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2005 - 02:18 am: ||
Sometimes I will save about half of a yeast cake and pitch onto the remaining half. The saved portion then gets used to make several starters over the nest month or two. This way I am never more than two generations removed from the original.
Post Number: 822
|Posted on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 12:18 am: ||
Wayne, that's a great idea! My beers always start faster when I grow a starter up from a slant. Your idea is kinda like that. You'll probably end up with a lot of healthy fresh yeast by pitchin' time.