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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash out questions
« on: January 18, 2017, 11:20:29 AM »
I've found no difference between mash out or just moving to the kettle and flame on

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: thermomoter broke
« on: January 18, 2017, 10:29:15 AM »
I would

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Starch Convertion
« on: January 18, 2017, 09:47:30 AM »
I don't think so, but who knows

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I'm going enter two for the good of the cause. Maybe a wild and maybe something else.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Starch Convertion
« on: January 17, 2017, 06:53:02 PM »
I'm not saying how I mash, it's a secret.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: January 17, 2017, 09:04:11 AM »
Yup

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: January 17, 2017, 08:36:39 AM »
Brew day tomorrow is a Festbier and a Helles. The Festbier is the same recipe as my German Helles Exportbier, but I just altered the water a bit and renamed it Festbier. As to the Helles, I had decided that I really didn't care that much for the style and wasn't going to brew them anymore. I contemplated a Cream Ale, with lager yeast... but no corn because I'm not a fan... and with German ingredients... in other words a Helles.

I'm using 2206 this time just for fun. And just for fun I'm going to do my normal 1L oxygenated starter with the Festbier, and on the Helles I'm going to see if a smacked pack with no starter works. I suspect it totally will.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I offer this for open ridicule ....
« on: January 17, 2017, 08:05:18 AM »
I wonder if the guy cooks?  After all, you can go to a restaurant and get whatever you want to eat.
There's McDonald's, so why would he waste time cooking?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 31
« on: January 16, 2017, 08:28:01 PM »
I understand what the manufacturer says. You're missing the point I think

What is the point? That calcs are way off?

I think that's always been the nagging suspicion. I've seen 20+B cells/gram claimed in certain places. That's crazy talk.

Let's say for S&Gs that the 6B/gram on a US05 pack is given under the assumption that you WONT rehydrate and they are assuming 50% loss to shock. Even if you doubled that you're only at 12B/gram.

How anyone ever got 16-20B/gram is beyond me.
My point is the juxtaposition between saying that sprinkling 50-70billion dry cells is OK, but 100 billion from a smacked pack, or even 100 billion from a smacked pack into a 1L oxygenated starter pitched at high krausen... not enough, won't work.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 31
« on: January 16, 2017, 07:30:54 PM »
I understand what the manufacturer says. You're missing the point I think

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 31
« on: January 16, 2017, 06:17:44 PM »
If this is true it would seem there's the answer why so many dry yeast brewers also say they get better results on a subsequent batch by pitching slurry. What say you?

I thought there was some (my recollection is US05) that aren't recommended for repitching.  My recollection is that supposedly the initial pitch performs better.

I could be misremembering.
Totally could be. I've used dry twice. Batch #1 and the challenge beer. Both were less that stellar.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 31
« on: January 16, 2017, 04:16:02 PM »
If you look on the manufacturers site(specifically fermentis) you will see they recommend rehydration, their pitch rates ARE based off of rehydrated yeast.  Cell counts are often lower than quoted, and you kill roughly 50% from non-rehydration. So I know in the case of lager yeast. Most people are under pitching for sure.


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Even rehydrated... or the recommended cell counts of yeast pitching calculators are way too high.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: January 16, 2017, 10:55:23 AM »
Eisbock the original method! Fortunately it was a German Helles Exportbier. I got 5 gallons out of 6 and it was 5.5% so I'm guessing this will be about 6.5%. Not big enough for competition, but it will be fun to see how it turned out.

You guys will implode over this.

I tapped the one that I used crystal hops on. It was too strong for my tastes, at least to have 4 gallons of... so, I opened the keg, opened a new gallon of distilled and gently poured it in to the 5 gallon mark. Rocked it a little and reattached the co2. It's surprisingly tasty now. I suspect it will be gone before the news paper kicks in.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 31
« on: January 15, 2017, 07:38:56 PM »
Kind of pointing at my question. IF starting with 65B, and IF half dies when you sprinkle... how can that guy claim 100B in a 1L bla bla bla you get my point

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 31
« on: January 15, 2017, 06:25:03 PM »
Denny- I heard something about dry yeast, that there's way less cells than commonly touted per package. I didn't write down the numbers but something like 55 billion per pack. If this is true it would seem there's the answer why so many dry yeast brewers also say they get better results on a subsequent batch by pitching slurry. What say you?

And if 55 billion is enough pitched dry, then it sure seems that my 100 billion wet, pitched to 1L oxygenated starter, pitched at high krausen ought to be about 4x enough.


Edit- out of curiosity I looked at Safale US05, if my math is correct there's 66 billion in a package. Then I looked at BCS and those boys say 50-70 billion. I can't remember all that Crabtree effect stuff that Mark talked about, but is there something magical about dry yeast that makes 50-70 billion enough, but not a 100 billion pack of liquid yeast?

I'm not changing my yeast procedure, but that Q&A makes me scratch my head when folks say I'm not pitching enough. Especially when they are dry yeast guys.

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