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Offline fmader

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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2016, 04:14:28 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.

I've weighed buying a pressure canner. Not cheap. The convenience is there after the initial time spent. I might have to give this a whirl. The other question is, is there an expiration date issued to this product?
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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2016, 05:02:25 pm »
I would think one would be fine if you used distilled water straight out of a fresh gallon jug.  Otherwise I would personally not trust my water source to be free and sanitary.

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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2016, 05:43:00 pm »
Seems like a legit product and it makes sence from a time savings standpoint. Mix with RO water and let her rip. But you have to factor in shipping on top of the ten bucks too. My LHBS does not stock it.
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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2016, 05:55:37 pm »
Seems like a legit product and it makes sence from a time savings standpoint. Mix with RO water and let her rip. But you have to factor in shipping on top of the ten bucks too. My LHBS does not stock it.

This is a good point. I'll probably buy a handful of them. Then, of course, some WYeast 1450 since I can't get WYeast locally either.
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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2016, 06:18:00 pm »
I would think one would be fine if you used distilled water straight out of a fresh gallon jug.  Otherwise I would personally not trust my water source to be free and sanitary.
Yeah, they seem to be geared for 16oz water which suggests 1 can to 1 "personal bottle" of water. I agree that I'd prefer to crack the seal on the water, so I guess you just want something with a known (or low) mineral content. I seem to remember Dasani being pretty acidic (around 4.5), which might also help keep bugs at bay?

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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2016, 07:06:27 pm »
If the water comes distilled from an unopened jug, I would feel confident using it.  I definitely would not just add tap water though.

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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2016, 05:53:37 am »
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.

I've weighed buying a pressure canner. Not cheap. The convenience is there after the initial time spent. I might have to give this a whirl. The other question is, is there an expiration date issued to this product?

I use my canner for a lot of other things besides starter wort. And I got the tip on this fourm to use gallon jars, so I just have to pop the lid and add yeast, as they're already sterile from the canning process.
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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2016, 06:44:09 am »
I don't think that my pressure canner would fit one gallon jars.

How much headroom do you need to leave in a jar when pressure canning? I'd imagine you can't can a 1-qt. starter in a 1-qt. jar.
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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2016, 07:21:40 am »
Can someone explain to me the graphic on the cans? Is that a mucus octopus???

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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2016, 07:39:23 am »
Can someone explain to me the graphic on the cans? Is that a mucus octopus???

That's Hawker.... the Fast Pitch mascot lol

Actually, I have no idea what it is.
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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2016, 07:46:29 am »
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?
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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2016, 07:51:48 am »
Can someone explain to me the graphic on the cans? Is that a mucus octopus???

That's Hawker.... the Fast Pitch mascot lol

Actually, I have no idea what it is.

Hawker! Priceless!

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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2016, 07:56:20 am »
Can someone explain to me the graphic on the cans? Is that a mucus octopus???

That's Hawker.... the Fast Pitch mascot lol

Actually, I have no idea what it is.

Hawker! Priceless!


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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2016, 08:05:27 am »
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 used carbon filtered water.
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Re: Fast Pitch
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2016, 02:36:38 pm »
I just pressure can my wort. Since I started that, starters are easy. It does take some time to can. I have a huge canner and I do it once and I'm finished for the year.


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