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Offline 69franx

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34/70
« on: March 04, 2017, 05:50:26 AM »
So I have 5.75 gallons of Doppelbock at 1.085. I was not able to use my intended yeast due to my lack of brewing, so I'm going to use 34/70. How many packs? I have 5 available, thinking 2, or do I need 3. Beersmith is telling me to use 4. Don't think I'm going that far, but I can be convinced. Its in the chest freezer to get down from 60 to 48 overnight. What are your thoughts for my pitch tomorrow? Thanks in advance.
Frank L.
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Re: 34/70
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 08:51:53 AM »
If you are planning to ferment cold (like 48-50), I would pitch 4.
It's too close to home
And it's too near the bone

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Re: 34/70
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 11:58:49 AM »
I had a doppelbock a few years ago take first in the first round of NHC. I used one pack.

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Re: 34/70
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 03:25:27 PM »
4 packs rehydrating. Upon further inspection, it looks like 2 of those had best by dates from last year and 1 in 2015. Really kind of frustrating that I did not check them better when buying. They were all bought within the last 1.5 years. So better safe than sorry. I spent too much time on this brew yesterday to let a yeast issue make it all for naught. Thanks Narcout and bengelbrau
Frank L.
Fermenting:
Conditioning:
In keg:
In Bottles:  
In the works: Hopefully brewing 10 gallons of Pilsner tomorrow for a family reunion in July, then back to IPA and  a barleywine to age