yeast splits

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morticaixavier
yeast splits

May seem a bit pedestrian but lately I have been having a lot of fun brewing 10 gallon batches and pitching two different yeasts into them.

First I did a sort of ordinary bitter recipe but with lots of late hops, pitched wlp001 in 5 gallons and belgian high gravity in the second

next up is bottle culture yeast from Almanac Brewers Reserve #1 and a simple belgian ale yeast.

tcanova
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I love to do the same thing.

I love to do the same thing. I brewed 10 gallons of an IPA a while back and racked half onto the yeast cake of a Saison I had just kegged.

morticaixavier
Just took a taste

Just took a taste

Of the Almanac dregs brew and the mixed dregs brew. This was Mark I (Rye) and Mark II (Kamut) of my farmhouse brews The Mark I got a mix of dregs from Mikkellar Yeast series Brett B and ... C i think as well as the dregs from a bottle of cuvee... can't find my notes and I have been adding cherries as they come in the CSA. It's amazing already, Gravity is 1.001 max (still a lot of gas in th beer) from 1.048. nice leather farmyard character with just a bit of funk and a hint of cherries. Seriously thinking of bottling it up as is but I am going to try to wait a bit longer and get a few more cherries in there. The ones I have added so far are floating like little pale corpses on the waxy bubbly surface. It's really exceptionally disgusting looking. I love it.

The Mark II with Almanac Brewing Brewers Reserve #1 dregs as primary yeast is down to 1.002 from 1.045. More dark fruit cherry plum notes (some of this yeast is likely from local grapes and plums). Still a nice leather/tobacco/sage character from the brett though and not very sour. a touch sweet seeming still and really full creamy mouthfeel. Quite clear already and only 3 weeks old.

"Remember, kids, the Only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down." - A. Savage

tcanova
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Have you ever mixed two

Have you ever mixed two different yeasts into one carboy? I've heard that the dominant yeast will over take and you won't get much from the subdominant. I was wanting to mix half of a pack of dry hefe yeast with half a pack of Safale 05 in one carboy and see what came out of such a union.

morticaixavier
I doubt it is that cut and

I doubt it is that cut and dry. I say try it. The current 'House' blend that I am working with is three different white labs vials two of which are actually yeast blends themselves. Break out your taste imagination. What does the beer taste like with s05? how bout with the hefe? can you imagine what they would taste like together?

or, as the name of the thread suggests, can you split the batch into two or three fermenters and play aournd?

How about 5 1 gallon jug fermenters?

1 with s05.
1 with hefe.
1 with hefe AND s05 right at pitch.
1 with Hefe first and then s05 after a couple days.
1 with s05 first and then hefe after a couple days.

or you could split the batch in two, pitch the hefe in one the s05 in the other and blend after fermentation.

"Remember, kids, the Only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down." - A. Savage