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Offline JJeffers09

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Re: White Labs yeast
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2016, 02:22:04 AM »
During the growth phase simple sugars should ferment out easily, but honey always does, it's one of the sugars that is sure to ferment either way.  So I am not confident that it matters either way, you may grab a point or two of attenuation by adding it late but if it isn't mashed properly I don't think it matters.

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Re: White Labs yeast
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2016, 02:36:02 PM »
Pitch the honey at high krausen.  There are some studies showing that simple sugars should be added then for best results.

Is there any risk of contamination pitching directly into the fermentor?  I have always pitched into the brew pot at 5 minutes.

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Re: White Labs yeast
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2016, 03:39:53 PM »
I don't think so. What I would do is sanitize the container the honey is in, just in case the act of pouring the honey out of its container drags some little critters that might be hanging out on the lip of the container. The honey itself is clean.

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Re: White Labs yeast
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2016, 04:03:50 PM »
Pitch the honey at high krausen.  There are some studies showing that simple sugars should be added then for best results.

While reality differs with that....at least at my house.
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Re: White Labs yeast
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2016, 06:10:32 PM »
Pitch the honey at high krausen.  There are some studies showing that simple sugars should be added then for best results.

While reality differs with that....at least at my house.

I guess it depends on what best results are: 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281405909_Carbohydrates_Addition_during_Brewing_-_Effects_on_Oxidative_Processes_and_Formation_of_Specific_Ageing_Compounds

That study focused on stability, so perhaps a flavor difference is occurring in your experience?  I could be persuaded on that - in the short term, at least.  In the long term, the science makes sense. 
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