« on: February 15, 2012, 11:07:31 AM »
I'll be brewing Rye IPA on Fri.
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We as homebrewers have under pitched our liquid yeast for years. Amazingly enough, we still made great award winning beer
Winning an award just means your beer is better than the other guys', not necessarily that it's great.
Just retake the taste...AGAIN...you old coot!!!
EDIT: Any current National judge can retake the exam regardless of taste or essay score.
Looks like I might be in trouble for this competition. At least I'm doing an English mild, so low carbonation is expected. Would shaking the bottles a couple times a days help the yeast break them down faster?
Denny I don't know. You have success with sprinkling and I did as well. Just that after listening to JZ&JP years ago I started practicing rehydration and noticed an immediate improvement in lag time especially and also with the attenuative phase. The first 1.100 barley wine got one pack of s-05 and despite a 36 hour lag it finished by the end of the week. Tasted ok too...
I'm still going to champion hydrating yeast.
However, you'll see excellent results if you rehydrate properly.
You could take it off the plate and pop it in the fridge so that you can decant the starter wort off before pitching.
I wanted it to be super viable for tomorrow - thus 65F - like pitching a yeast cake, so I don't want to chill it.
I've seen it here in NJ. In fact I picked up a bottle last night. Was decent. I guess I was expecting more Rye. I enjoyed the hopiness though. I'd drink it again.This was my impression as well. Really was hoping for more rye character. I liked it, but not as much as I liked Denny's WSIPA. The Amarillo in the latter were really nice.
Quotebut I did put in the 1lb of corn sugar to the boil that come with the kit -
Only thing I can see is adding a lb of your priming sugar to the mix. That ferments totally as alcohol and may have added to your problem. I've fermented plenty of ales in the upper 70 degree range and never had an alcohol taste problem so I would say keep the priming sugar out of the mix next time.