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Offline Drewch

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S-189 Bock?
« on: April 09, 2022, 07:11:32 am »
So I picked up a pack of S-189 on sale.  I've really only ever used 34/70 of the dry pastorianus strains.  Do you think it'd do ok in a helles bock?
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Re: S-189 Bock?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2022, 07:48:46 am »
YES, it will be OUTSTANDING.  PERFECT choice for this style.
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Re: S-189 Bock?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2022, 07:56:48 am »
YES, it will be OUTSTANDING.  PERFECT choice for this style.
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Re: S-189 Bock?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2022, 07:56:53 am »
Great choice for a malty style but you may want more than one pack.

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Re: S-189 Bock?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2022, 08:21:55 am »

Sounds good. Thanks for the responses.

Great choice for a malty style but you may want more than one pack.

My standard batch is 8L; so one pack for me is a higher pitch rate than 2 in a "normal" 5 gal batch.
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Re: S-189 Bock?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2022, 08:50:19 am »
love S-189 and in 3 uses i think i got about exactly 77% attenuation in each one with all or almost all base malt, so perhaps expect that

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Re: S-189 Bock?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2022, 09:12:40 am »

Sounds good. Thanks for the responses.

Great choice for a malty style but you may want more than one pack.

My standard batch is 8L; so one pack for me is a higher pitch rate than 2 in a "normal" 5 gal batch.
+1. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of thinking everyone brews the same batch size.

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Re: S-189 Bock?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2022, 07:58:57 am »
I just kegged a Maibock a few days ago and I used S-189 yeast. Turned out great OG=1.068, FG=1.014, ABV=7.2% Attenuation = 78%
Tastes great with Magnum and Tettnang hops.

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Re: S-189 Bock?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2022, 08:38:35 am »
I just kegged a Maibock a few days ago and I used S-189 yeast. Turned out great OG=1.068, FG=1.014, ABV=7.2% Attenuation = 78%
Tastes great with Magnum and Tettnang hops.

What temp did you run at?
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Re: S-189 Bock?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2022, 01:47:02 pm »
Fermented at 50F - 3days, 54F - 3days, 57F - 3 days. Beer was at 1.015 after 6 days. Then 65F for 3 more days. Then kegged after beer was at 1.014 for 3 days. So beer was kegged after 12 days in the fermenter. Added gelatin in the keg after it was chilled down to 38F.