« on: September 11, 2015, 10:53:27 PM »
If it never bubbles, your lid isn't sealed tight. This won't affect the beer unless you're aging for months.
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I don't know if you can go by the average? I guess it can change from year to year and its my understanding the info is on the sack for that particular crop. Anyone have a new sack of Best Pils?Best says the kolbach is 36-45?
So on average, 40.5; that tells me no protein rest is needed. I have done Best Malz all sorts of ways, but I settled on single infusion out of ease and the fact that I found no discernible difference between all methods (decoction producing a somewhat darker wort in side by side examples - but not significantly darker and that could be adjusted by a Melanoiden malt addition to the single infusion grist, if I was concerned).
I usually just pick it up at my LHBS, though I recently bought a pound of it last time I was at the Dark Horse general store.... Maybe a bit overboard lol.
seems to me if high quality fresh yeast, no starter required or needed. FWIW, I've been doing similar tests with white labs pure pitch. using just one pouch 1-4 weeks old, I've had fantastic results with 4 batches and two different strains- WLP001 and WLP002. OG from 1.050-1.062.