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Delayed Yeast Pitching


Dave Abendroth • Eureka Springs, Arkansas asks,

I would like to brew two separate beers and have them on the same lagering schedule, as I only have one temperature controlled freezer box. Because of time constraints and some other problems, it is impossible to brew both batches on the same day. Is it alright to brew a batch and let it sit a day without pitching the yeast? My plan is to brew the second beer the next day and pitch yeast into both at the same time.


This is a question deserving a brief answer! I think you are on the right track wanting to have your lager fermentations timed where you can use the same lagering schedule. I
Response by Ashton Lewis.