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Re-Pitching on Yeast cake

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  • Re-Pitching on Yeast cake

    Is it acceptable to pitch a new batch directly onto the yeast cake of the previous batch, and what if so what would be the procedure and limitations?

  • #2
    No really recommended since there will be way too much yeast in the cake to inoculate your beer. Better to do a yeast count and viability to inoculate into a fresh tank.
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    • #3
      I have done it on a pilot system when building up a pitch for a high gravity brew. Started with a Belgian Single, then double, then Quad. Far from ideal seeing how all the mess from teh previous batch was in there too. Beers turned out great.
      Joel Halbleib
      Partner / Zymurgist
      Hive and Barrel Meadery
      6302 Old La Grange Rd
      Crestwood, KY