21663Re: [Distillers] Re: Best Yeast
- Jul 6, 2004
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From: "pthoma_nz" <pthoma_nz@...>
> I haven't tried reusing spent yeast... do you need to add more
If they are going to be sitting more than a day or three.
>What about water temps when mixing new batch? can yeast be
> killed if temps too low i.e. cold water
No, but it will slow them. Cold doesn't kill yeast until the freezing
damages the cell walls.
> How many times can the same yeast be used ?
Until you kill them or the culture gets contaminated by lacto or some other
nastie. Sour and a floating mould will be you first clues. It is
vanishingly unlikely as long as you keep them going in the same fermentor,
with enough nutrient to develop an alcoholic environment.
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