Reusing slurry - going from high gravity to low

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  1. Iliff Avenue Brewhouse

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    Any issues with reusing slurry from a 1.070 Maibock for a 1.053 dunkel? I have always heard it's better to go from low to high.
     
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    I hear it's from yeast stress from working in high alcohol solution. I think as long as the dunkel comes through clean why not.
     
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    Though it's higher gravity, 1.070 isn't extreme. You could always just make a starter but I bet you'd be okay to reuse it directly.
     
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    if you use a full yeast cake from the last batch it's better to scoop half out, the reason is you want cell division and new yeast, too many yeast cells are bad, they get lazy and some cause low attenuation
     
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    That’s my plan. This will be third generation. It normally sits in the fridge for about a week and I calculate the amount to pitch using mr malty.
     

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