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babalu87:
Has anyone cultured this yeast from the bottles?

Had my first one last night and now know what the hub-bub is all about.

Its one of the best IPA's I've ever had.

All Centennial hops correct?

bluesman:
Yes it is an all Centennial IPA.

majorvices:
I like it on draft much better than in bottles, but it is a little sweeter than I care for in an IPA. Still its the best commercial IPA I can get 'round these parts so I drink it when I'm out if the place has it.

nyakavt:

--- Quote from: babalu87 on February 03, 2010, 10:51:26 AM ---Has anyone cultured this yeast from the bottles?

Had my first one last night and now know what the hub-bub is all about.

Its one of the best IPA's I've ever had.

All Centennial hops correct?

--- End quote ---

I twice tried to culture this yeast, once from 2HA and once from Bell's Amber.  The 2HA never took off after a week, and the vial was knocked over so I dumped it.  The amber yeast took only a couple of days, probably had more to do with the freshness than anything else.  This yeast is a very strong attenuator and a good flocculator, a good overall yeast.  I think it has a slight english character to it, but I only fermented at one temp so I didn't do a lot of experimenting.  I brewed 6 or 7 beers last year with this yeast, it is pretty versatile.

I tried brewing a 2HA clone as well, IIRC it was 10 lbs of 2-row, 2 lbs vienna, 1/2 lb of c-20 or something.  I would drop the Vienna, it ended up making the beer a little more rich than the real thing.  A very simple grain bill of 2-row and 1/2-1 lb of light crystal is what I'll try next time.  It's definitely all centennial, I suggest lots of late hopping and some dry hopping.  Very good beer!

babalu87:

--- Quote from: nyakavt on February 03, 2010, 11:08:15 AM ---
--- Quote from: babalu87 on February 03, 2010, 10:51:26 AM ---Has anyone cultured this yeast from the bottles?

Had my first one last night and now know what the hub-bub is all about.

Its one of the best IPA's I've ever had.

All Centennial hops correct?

--- End quote ---

I twice tried to culture this yeast, once from 2HA and once from Bell's Amber.  The 2HA never took off after a week, and the vial was knocked over so I dumped it.  The amber yeast took only a couple of days, probably had more to do with the freshness than anything else.  This yeast is a very strong attenuator and a good flocculator, a good overall yeast. I think it has a slight english character to it, but I only fermented at one temp so I didn't do a lot of experimenting.  I brewed 6 or 7 beers last year with this yeast, it is pretty versatile.

I tried brewing a 2HA clone as well, IIRC it was 10 lbs of 2-row, 2 lbs vienna, 1/2 lb of c-20 or something.  I would drop the Vienna, it ended up making the beer a little more rich than the real thing.  A very simple grain bill of 2-row and 1/2-1 lb of light crystal is what I'll try next time.  It's definitely all centennial, I suggest lots of late hopping and some dry hopping.  Very good beer!

--- End quote ---

Thats what I was thinking as well, almost has a bit of a Ringwood thing going.
Got a six pack of the amber, maybe I'll just start by trying to grow that up first.

Thanks

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