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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Repitching Lager Yeast
« on: Today at 06:48:33 AM »
I will probably remove part of the cake, and pitch in a new fermenter.  You could pitch into the same fermenter yes.  The buckets these are in are not large enough for my next batches, or I would.

This has more of a chance for contamination than just pitching on the cake.  Be very diligent with your sanitation.

Dave

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Repitching Lager Yeast
« on: March 30, 2015, 07:08:38 PM »
Please let us know how it turns out.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Repitching Lager Yeast
« on: March 30, 2015, 04:45:24 PM »
Dave, this suggestion comes up all the time, but the question it engenders is: is the whole yeast cake too much? Is it overpitching?

And it's one of those controversial topics. Some say it is overpitching, and some say it isn't. So regardless of how many of these threads I read, I never really know the answer.

I agree.  It's right up there with adding CaraPils to a Pale Ale for head retention.   ::)

I can only speak from experience.  I've probably pitched on the cake (with light lagers no less) over a dozen times with excellent results.  Never a problem.

Dave

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Repitching Lager Yeast
« on: March 30, 2015, 04:42:29 PM »
So using the cake after cold crashing is OK?

I've pitched on to the cake numerous times with absolutely zero noticeable issues.  In fact, some really great beer.  But it's up to you.  YMMV.

Using it in any capacity after cold crashing is just fine.

Dave

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Repitching Lager Yeast
« on: March 30, 2015, 07:36:59 AM »
I've pitched right on to the cake many times with no issues.  Or scoop up a cup of slurry and use a newly sanitized vessel. The former is much easier and same results.


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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Bio - HoosierBrew
« on: March 29, 2015, 05:46:22 PM »
Good to put a face to your posts......BTW just dry hopped the Heady clone.

.5 Columbus
.5 Amarillo
.5 Centennial
.25 Apollo
1 Simcoe

Recipe calls for the another dose in a week.  Can't wait for this one.....

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Flame Out vs Steeping
« on: March 26, 2015, 05:11:21 PM »
Correction - 73% aa. Not terrible. The beer is good. I used a heavy hand with some columbus in the flame out and dry hop and it was super danky for two weeks. Pretty good right now.

I've been off the forum for a while.  I guess everyone knew about this but me!  Glad I finally got to the LHBS.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Flame Out vs Steeping
« on: March 26, 2015, 05:04:54 PM »
Yea, that Columbus needs a little time to mellow.....

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Flame Out vs Steeping
« on: March 26, 2015, 04:40:43 PM »
Did you propagate from a can or use the Gigaeast Vermont IPA?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Flame Out vs Steeping
« on: March 26, 2015, 04:33:40 PM »
New product from GigaYeast called Vermont IPA.......200B cell packs.  Check it out!

http://www.gigayeast.com/vermont-ipa-yeast-gy054

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Flame Out vs Steeping
« on: March 26, 2015, 04:27:41 PM »
If it's any good, I'll post the recipe.  I missed my gravity by a bunch.  Still getting used to the new rig.  Came in at 1.059 vs 1.073 but I think it will still be a good brew.  Pitched a ton of Conan and it's burnt out in 5 days.  Time to dry hop this weekend.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Flame Out vs Steeping
« on: March 26, 2015, 04:22:20 PM »
And ynot, totally joking. please let us know how the pre-fermentation dry hop comes out.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Flame Out vs Steeping
« on: March 26, 2015, 04:20:43 PM »
Not to steal the thread back ::), but I thought Jon would appreciate 2 dry hop additions of the same hops mentioned at 14 and 21 days.  Lot's of hops in this bad boy......

Dave

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Sanitized nutrients
« on: March 24, 2015, 05:15:19 AM »
I toss it in with my Whirlfoc tab at 5-10 minutes left in the boil.  Not sure if I had any nutrient degradation but I'm not overly concerned either. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Flame Out vs Steeping
« on: March 24, 2015, 05:03:19 AM »
Huh, I did a clone of Highland Gaelic Ale and it it had a steeping hop step at flame out too. I hadn't run across this yet. I just tossed them in the pot at flame out as well. Then let it sit for 15 min before chilling. Didn't occur to me to cool it to 175 first. Oh well.


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I'm not going to worry about it.  I agree the results are probably undetectable.  RDWHAHB is my thinking.

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