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#1 Mando

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 05:30 PM

I just harvested a couple of mason jars of sludge from my vienna lager.  for reference here is a jar from a similar beer I made prior where things have settled.  I drew this red line to highlight a definite difference in look of the stuff that settled.  is the stuff on top the yeast?

 

but anyway I have 2 jars that I expect will be similar to this and I'll hopefully soon have 10 gallons of 1.08x baltic porter.  do I throw them both in?  they were just harvested today so they are quite fresh so no starter needed.

 

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 08:22 AM

All of it.
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Posted 23 November 2021 - 08:34 AM

All of it.

 

that's what I was thinking as well.  do you know how to differentiate trub from yeast?  I tend to think that layer on top is the yeast (so about 100mL of yeast) and the rest being a mixture of trub/hops.


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Posted 23 November 2021 - 04:10 PM

Hardly an expert, but I thought the yeast layer was on the bottom.
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Posted 23 November 2021 - 04:12 PM

Hardly an expert, but I thought the yeast layer was on the bottom.

 

the top layer looked more goopy and less coarse to me but I dunno :P


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Posted 23 November 2021 - 04:28 PM

I’d pitch it all. Except for the beer on top

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 05:16 PM

I’d pitch it all. Except for the beer on top


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Posted 23 November 2021 - 06:31 PM

I’d pitch it all. Except for the beer on top


I figured that was assumed. Always decant!
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Posted 23 November 2021 - 09:39 PM

I'll be honest I leave that stuff usually because I shake it all up. If I poured it out the other stuff would be super thick. I guess it would pour out still???

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 04:42 AM

I guess I'll add that's actual beer on top versus a starter. I guess it will be slightly oxidized but I kind of doubt you'd detect that in 10 gallons. I also dump in my starter beer too when I make a starter though. Part of the reason for that is that I'm doing 007 starters so it's not very settled by the time I pitch because it's usually still fermenting.

Edited by Mando, 24 November 2021 - 04:45 AM.

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