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 Post subject: Recycling yeast from a bier de garde into a lager style
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:08 pm 
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So I was thinking about ways to make a 10 gallon batch of lager that dont involve buying 4 packs of wyeast and making several starters. I came up with the idea of brewing a table strength 5-6% bier de garde(10 gal.) with wyeast bohemian lager, and then washing the yeast and using in a northern german pils. That way I buy 2 packs of yeast and make a 2 l starter on the stir plate and split it between 2 fermenters at pitching. Anything wrong with propagating at 60 in a bier de garde and then reusing to do a standard lager?

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On Deck: Bier de Garde, Northern German Pils
In Fermenters: Homegrown Pale Ale
in keg: Octoberweizen, Dusseldorf Alt


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 Post subject: Re: Recycling yeast from a bier de garde into a lager style
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:41 am 
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No problem at all. I use that same strain for my "blond ales" during the summer here. It takes too much time and effort to chill to lager pitching temps when it's 100°F outside, so I ferment at 62°F and call it a blond ale.


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