« on: May 02, 2012, 02:27:01 PM »
The only issue I see is that WY1272 is not WY1056, so not the same strain as US-05, I think it might work out, but I don't know enough about yeast to be sure.
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I don't have the means to make a starter at this point. I do have an extra Safale US-05 that I could use along with the Wyeast or should I just use the Wyeast?
One Wyeast pack definitely won't be enough+1
If the gravity is steady, the yeast is done. 1.019 seems a bit high for a final gravity, though if it's all extract maybe that's were it should be. Were you expecting it to attenuate further?
The bubbling is most likely just CO2 coming out of solution. Is the temp rising in you storage area? The beer will hold more CO2 in suspension at colder temps.
There's no harm being patient and waiting to make sure it finishes. Unless you're eager to bottle.
I'd say give it a week or so and check again. If the gravity continues to creep downward, give it a little more time.
If it's steady, go ahead and bottle.
And why spme people recomend secondary? When is this used?
I used to use two lab grade thermometers that gave very close readings. One was NIST certified (with serial number), the other was NIST traceable. I suspected something was wrong, so I used water baths to determine how far off. Boiling was off 12 and 10 deg F high respectively, ice water bath (correctly done) was 4-5 high on both. talked myself into getting a Thermapen and confirmed they were both 7 deg low at a 150 mash temperature. Those things were all over the place. The Thermapen also confirmed my Ranco probes and ice bath numbers.
However, American customers would notice some subtle changes aimed at improving the quality of the beer.
"We will replace the current malt extracts with a superior quality all-malt concentrate produced at Coopers with a yeast specifically designed for their size kit," he said.
"This will remove the need for a sugar adjunct and will significantly improve the quality of beer that is produced."