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Beer Recipes / Black Lager
« on: November 29, 2016, 07:15:59 AM »
Any feedback?

54% Pilsner
33% Munich 9L
5% caramunich III
4.3% amber malt
3.7% carafa III

1.053
150F mash for 60 min
FWH with Magnum for ~25 IBU
W34/70
Brown Balanced water
Mash pH 5.6

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Beer Recipes / Re: British Golden Ale
« on: November 26, 2016, 02:58:47 PM »
This style seems to be pretty Americanized... How is this just not a less bitter APA? I would think that a requirement must be at very least an English ale strain?

If I was attempting one, I would also most likely use Golden Promise as the base, maybe some flaked corn for adjunct, and a small amount of light crystal along with a touch of character malt (biscuist, victory, munich, etc).
Maybe a blend of english and american hops, and english yeast.
Otherwise, to me, it becomes pretty much a hoppy american blonde or less bitter APA. Just my 2 cents.

Those were my thoughts exactly. I personally would use all UK ingredients with a mix of UK and American hops. I have been thinking a British Blonde ale in the same vein but lighter on the hops.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: November 25, 2016, 07:40:10 PM »
Just finished up an Amber Lager

59% Vienna
20% Munich 6L
20% Flaked Corn
1% Midnight Wheat

21 g Sterling 60 min
14 g Sterling 10 min

1.049
26 IBU

34/70



Sounds great. Sort of Negra Modelo-ish? Regardless, I bet it goes quick!

Yep. Negra Modelo was the inspiration for this beer. The original idea was to use Pilsner malt but I swapped that out for Munich for slightly more malt. I increased the IBUs by 10% from the first batch to cut through the malt a little more.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: November 25, 2016, 03:08:22 PM »
Just finished up an Amber Lager

59% Vienna
20% Munich 6L
20% Flaked Corn
1% Midnight Wheat

21 g Sterling 60 min
14 g Sterling 10 min

1.049
26 IBU

34/70

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Ingredients / Re: hop hash
« on: November 24, 2016, 09:33:42 AM »
Ended up getting 8 oz. I am considering an IPA with 4 oz at the end of the boil and 4 oz dry hop with something like Columbus for bittering. Bad idea?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: W34/70 vs S-189
« on: November 24, 2016, 09:19:07 AM »
I'm a big fan of 37/70, but I used s-189 for my last lager and I will definitely use it again. It might even become my go-to yeast for lagers. I pitched at around 9C and ramped up over 5 or 6 days to 18 (the temp in my cellar), went on vacation, kegged it when I got back and put it in the fridge for about 3 weeks at 6-ish, then tapped. It's possibly the best lager I've brewed and definitely had the most authentic Germanic lageriness of the lagers I've brewed.

What did you brew with the 189?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: W34/70 vs S-189
« on: November 24, 2016, 09:17:24 AM »
Thanks all. The goal of the thread was strictly to inquire about the differences between 34/70 and 189.

I have accepted that I am a lower tier of brewer because I don't employ LODO techniques or liquid yeast on most occasions. I get it...

Makes two of us, I have many good reasons TO use dry yeasts. Anyway, I'll be following this thread, it's been a good read already. I just used 34/70 for the first time with an Amber Lager. I have brewed this recipe many times using Wyeast Bohemian Lager (the "same" strain) so I am looking forward to how they compare. In the spring I plan on giving S-189 a try for a Bock, seems that will be very fitting for the yeast.

goschman, every try any Mangrove Jack yeasts? They really kicked up their selection. They have both Bohemian and Bavarian dry lager yeasts. I have used the Bohemian and a couple other of their yeasts.

I have not tried Mangrove Jack yet. I will have to give it a go. I mainly use fermentis unless I am brewing a kolsch as I tend to stick to American or German inspired beers. I do like their yeast for the most part if you stay away from some of the strains which don't seem to get the job done. I mainly stick with 05, K97, 34/70 and 04 every once in a while. I will use T58 if I want a mild Belgian character...

Other than the lager strains any other you recommend from MJ? I just derailed my own thread after complaining about it. Sorry...

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: W34/70 vs S-189
« on: November 23, 2016, 11:45:11 PM »
Thanks all. The goal of the thread was strictly to inquire about the differences between 34/70 and 189.

I have accepted that I am a lower tier of brewer because I don't employ LODO techniques or liquid yeast on most occasions. I get it...

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: W34/70 vs S-189
« on: November 23, 2016, 11:11:49 PM »
The descriptions of S-189 and W34/70 on the yeast website says that the S-189 attenuates 1% more than 34/70. In addition, it says that 189 is less fruity and is cleaner.

Fermentis has about the worst descriptions of their own yeast...

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: W34/70 vs S-189
« on: November 23, 2016, 01:29:47 PM »
Thankfully I have not gotten any lemon out of 34/70 yet

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Ingredients / Re: Super Pima®
« on: November 23, 2016, 09:41:20 AM »
Ready to keg a pilsner that is 50/50 Schill Pilsner and Weyermann Pale which was inspired by this thread.

Interesting, curious to hear your results. I have never tried to use this with normal brewing processes. It may be too dark and to much sweetness, but it may work as well.

I figured why not try it regardless of my flawed brewing process. The hydrometer sample didn't look too dark but it's hard to say until I get it into a glass. I will try to post a photo once its carbed and clear to see what you think about the color.

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Ingredients / Re: Super Pima®
« on: November 23, 2016, 08:02:45 AM »
Ready to keg a pilsner that is 50/50 Schill Pilsner and Weyermann Pale which was inspired by this thread.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: W34/70 vs S-189
« on: November 23, 2016, 08:00:07 AM »
Thanks all. So 2124 is the same as 34/70 right? I've got my first pilsner/hoppy lager with 34/70 ready to keg that I am super excited about.

I am brewing an Amber Lager Friday and a Schwazbier the following week so was just considering switching it up. The Amber Lager is an adjunct lager with corn. Maybe the 189 there?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: W34/70 vs S-189
« on: November 22, 2016, 08:19:37 PM »
I generally think pf 189 as more for malty styles and 34/70 for styles that don't have as much body.  Both are equally easy to use and reliable.  I think for a schwarz I'd go with the 34/70.

The last beer I used 34/70 on (pilsner) I got 84% attenuation and the last S-189 I used (maibock which got my second highest score ever) got 79%.
Yes on the Schwarz with 34/70.

So you agree that 189 is better suited for maltier lagers as well?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: W34/70 vs S-189
« on: November 22, 2016, 08:56:25 AM »
I have been wanting to use S-189 but am stuck on 34/70 due to it's reliability and ease of use. How do they compare? Is there anything I should know about using S-189? Is it more prone to diacetyl? I normally ferment lagers at 50F with an accelerated schedule.

I am planning a schwarzbier soon. Would 189 be a good choice for that? What are other good styles for it? Should I ask more questions?
 

I generally think pf 189 as more for malty styles and 34/70 for styles that don't have as much body.  Both are equally easy to use and reliable.  I think for a schwarz I'd go with the 34/70.

Thanks Denny

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