View Full Version : Reusing high gravity pitched yeast

01-10-2007, 10:38 AM
I have always strayed away from reusing yeast after it fermented a high gravity beer. I am in a position where I may need to do this because of unavailable yeast. Do you guys think that its worth the risk??

Larry Horwitz
01-10-2007, 01:02 PM
How high? What strain?

01-10-2007, 02:23 PM
16.5* plato and its a german lager strain.

Larry Horwitz
01-10-2007, 02:45 PM
I'd repitch away...that's not all that strong. It may lag a bit more, but if your yeast has been handled well you should be just fine.

01-10-2007, 03:14 PM
I just repitched WLP838, Southern German Lager, from a winter lager. The batch I harvested from was 14.6 B, it looks like the second gen is going to have a lower terminal gravity too.