Author Topic: Fast Pitch  (Read 1995 times)

Offline fmader

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1675
    • View Profile
Fast Pitch
« on: May 09, 2016, 05:20:45 PM »
http://www.northernbrewer.com/fast-pitch-canned-wort-4-pack

I have a hard time believing that this stuff is legit. If it is, can anybody confirm? I like to save time.
Frank

Offline Stevie

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6858
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 05:31:43 PM »
I have a buddy that uses it. He orders a pack or two when he needs to meet a promo.

Offline blair.streit

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 516
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 05:31:49 PM »
Based on Google results it looks like it came out mid to late last year. A few posts from other forums come up, but at a glance I didn't see anything too revealing.

Yeah, I like the time saving aspect too. Store warm in the garage, soak the top in some StarSan or Iosophor and pour away.

One thing that's odd is that they're a big sponsor of the Brewing Network and I haven't heard anything about it on there. Some people are obviously reluctant to change their ways, but it seems like something worth talking about. I'd gladly pay $2.50 per starter to save that time.

Offline fmader

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1675
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 05:57:59 PM »
Yeah. I'd pay $2.50 to save about an hour's worth of time... Add in the cost of the DME too. Mix this with a bottle of water and your yeast and call it a day.
Frank

Offline HoosierBrew

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 13030
  • Indianapolis,IN
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 05:59:59 PM »
Yeah, the cost and the times savings make it a pretty good deal to me. Need to pick some up.
Jon H.

Offline Scot (one T)

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 78
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 06:02:02 PM »
I won 4 cans in a raffle.  I saw zero difference in performance between Fast Pitch and my DME method.   Very quick and easy. 
Scot Schaar
River's Edge Fermentation Society
St Paul Homebrewers Club
AHA Member
BJCP Beer and Mead Judge

Offline fmader

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1675
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 06:09:03 PM »
I won 4 cans in a raffle.  I saw zero difference in performance between Fast Pitch and my DME method.   Very quick and easy.

Did you mix it with tap water, bottled water, distilled water?
Frank

Offline tommymorris

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2101
  • Tommy M.
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 06:23:45 PM »
My starter for my last batch was 1L of the wort the yeast was going into. I pitched the yeast into that shaken not stirred starter at about 75F. I pitched the whole shebang at high krausen into the bigger batch which had been in the fermentation chamber cooling to pitch temp. That batch (American Wheat) seems to have suffered no ill effects, but, I want to try this a few more times.

Am I crazy?

Offline blair.streit

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 516
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2016, 06:58:29 PM »
I won 4 cans in a raffle.  I saw zero difference in performance between Fast Pitch and my DME method.   Very quick and easy.

Did you mix it with tap water, bottled water, distilled water?
I'm curious about this too. The obsessive part of my brain says I would need to pre-boil and cool the water, and that I should be concerned about having enough calcium to promote flocculation.

The other part of my brain tells me to shut the h3ll up....

Offline fmader

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1675
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2016, 07:03:35 PM »
I won 4 cans in a raffle.  I saw zero difference in performance between Fast Pitch and my DME method.   Very quick and easy.

Did you mix it with tap water, bottled water, distilled water?
I'm curious about this too. The obsessive part of my brain says I would need to pre-boil and cool the water, and that I should be concerned about having enough calcium to promote flocculation.

The other part of my brain tells me to shut the h3ll up....

Yeah, because if I have to boil and chill water, what the hell is the point? lol
Frank

Offline Franklin

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 24
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2016, 07:29:42 PM »
I think that i will stay with the DME and water method on the stovetop and cool and pitch.  It's cheap and easy just like the rest of my brewing. Cigar box stir plate works great also...If it's not broke....   
Frank Linkh

Offline fmader

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1675
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2016, 07:35:46 PM »
I think that i will stay with the DME and water method on the stovetop and cool and pitch.  It's cheap and easy just like the rest of my brewing. Cigar box stir plate works great also...If it's not broke....

Don't get me wrong, I don't have complaints about dme. This is all about time. I have an extremely busy schedule. If I can cut the hour out of making a traditional starter, that's an extra hour spent with the family. I brew a couple dozen batches a year. That's 24 starters. Over a year, that's a day's worth of time.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2016, 07:39:51 PM by fmader »
Frank

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 19942
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2016, 08:08:48 PM »
I think that i will stay with the DME and water method on the stovetop and cool and pitch.  It's cheap and easy just like the rest of my brewing. Cigar box stir plate works great also...If it's not broke....

Don't get me wrong, I don't have complaints about dme. This is all about time. I have an extremely busy schedule. If I can cut the hour out of making a traditional starter, that's an extra hour spent with the family. I brew a couple dozen batches a year. That's 24 starters. Over a year, that's a day's worth of time.

Yeah, intangibles count! 
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

Offline blair.streit

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 516
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2016, 09:09:46 PM »
Don't get me wrong, I don't have complaints about dme. This is all about time. I have an extremely busy schedule. If I can cut the hour out of making a traditional starter, that's an extra hour spent with the family. I brew a couple dozen batches a year. That's 24 starters. Over a year, that's a day's worth of time.
This is exactly my situation. The more things I can do to shave time (without sacrificing quality), the more batches I can brew without sacrificing additional time with my family (or sleep, which are basically the only variables I have to play with at the moment).

Offline narvin

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2269
  • Baltimore
    • View Profile
Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2016, 09:16:32 PM »
I haven't tried it but the concept is legit.

4L of starter for $10.  That's only 400g of DME, so you're paying for convenience.  It's expensive... but then again so is buying a pressure canner.
Please do not reply if your[sic] an evil alien!
Thanks