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From: NOLAN@LHEAVX.GSFC.NASA.GOV (Tom Nolan)
Subject: Evening brewers, morning rackers
Date: 1992-04-15 22:15:01 GMT

In response to Dale Veeneman's post, I've been doing this
(letting the cold break stuff settle out, then racking
to primary) for the last couple of batches. I have a strong
feeling, backed up by two no-ferments, that if you pitch
the yeast before settling and racking, you may be throwing
away much of the yeast when you rack. It's tempting to
want to get that yeast in as soon as possible, but for
the best pitching rate I think you want to pitch after you
rack to the primary. The risk of infection in the meantime
can be reduced if you can chill the wort way down before
the settling period.

Tom

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