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Using Gelatin but want to re-use the yeast cake

Discussion in 'General Brewing Techniques' started by chesl73, 26/9/18.

 

  1. chesl73

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    Posted 26/9/18
    I'm about to do a Kolsch at the weekend and was thinking to get a nice clear beer I'll use Gelatin. However I'd like to keep and bottle the yeast from the fermenter to use a second time.
    Do you see any issues separating out the yeast from the rest after I've racked off the beer as usual if I use Gelatin?
     
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    Posted 27/9/18
    Plenty of folk do still keep and re pitch the yeast after using gelatin.
     
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    Posted 27/9/18
    Can confirm I repitch yeast after using gelatin and it still kicks off just fine with no off flavours
    I sometimes gelatin in keg, so there's no effect on the yeast at all
     
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    Posted 27/9/18
    Ok. Thanks
     
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    Posted 27/9/18
    off topic but what recipe are you doing. I was thinking of doing a Kolch or something after my IPA this weekend
     
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    Posted 30/9/18
    It's a Gordon Strong Kolsch recipe.
    92% pilsner, 4% vienna, 4% crystal 20L
    Hallertau first wort hop = 16 IBU
    30 min Hallertau = 6 IBU
    5 min Hallerau = ~ 2 IBU

    Mash was 20 mins at 55c, 45mins at 63c, 20 mins at 70c, 10 mins at 76C.
    90 min boil.
    OG = 1.046
    Yeast was the Kolsch liquid yeast although my brew shop didn't have any at the time so I went with the Wyeast 1007. It's currently sitting in the fermenter at 15c with a good looking Krausen on day 2.
    Hopefully will turn out well with a bit of patience allowing it to condition.
     
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    I made this one and used Crossmyloof Brewery Kolsch yeast, turned out pretty good, that and pilsner is not something a make a lot of.
     
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    Posted 1/10/18
    Yes, don't do much pilsner myself but I like a good Kolsch and with summer coming thought it would be a good one to try.
     

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