I want to make my first Maibock. Anyone have a good recipe?
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With any yeast strains that are so-called equivalent, there will always be differences since the yeast evolves over time. Now, the differences could be very slight, or very significant. In this case, the three strains are all similar enough that most people don't care too much. Personally I like US-05 which I believe is the most attenuative of the bunch, close to 80% with the others more around mid-70s for attenuation (all roughly on the average and recipe-dependent, of course).I've noticed this also as the main difference between US-05 and WY1056. I've had US-05 attenuate to 82% and I've never had WY1056 go over 75%.
I wonder if powering a mill with a drill causes more wear and tear on the rollers than hand cranking.Man, 1,500 lbs. of grain with the hand crank...you must have Popeye forearms.
I've had a Barley Crusher for over 7 years, and I've probably put somewhere around 1,500 lbs. of grain through it (almost all of it with the hand crank).
I've experienced a stuck roller once or twice, but it wasn't anything that a bit of cleaning didn't fix, and the knurl on the rollers is still very much intact.
The JSP and Monster Mills look pretty nice though. If/when my Barley Crusher dies, I'll probably give one of those a try.
Dan, I've used their 2014 Columbus pellets and not gotten any of that. And I avoid Summit because of the onion /garlic thing. I use a fair amount of Columbus but obviously I can only speak for what I've used. Did you blend it with any other hops, out of curiosity?I did blend it with other hops at flameout, but the smell was right out of the bag and when I added it to the boil for my 60 min. addition. I only added the Columbus at the 60 min. addition and I could smell this same onion/garlic aroma in the wort. Like I said, I've used Columbus for over 8 years and I've never had this aroma before. I'm starting to think that the packaging was mixed up and I got Summit which I really don't like at all.
EDIT - Mine are from YVH, too.