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Offline MDL

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CellarScience Baja results
« on: July 19, 2022, 02:41:58 pm »
First batch of Pilsner style beer with Baja dry lager yeast. Pretty standard pils recipe I have used many times. Slightly undershot my gravity on this brew for a starting OG of 1.044. Terminal gravity 1.009

50/50 Best pils and Heidelberg
Perle hops single addition for mid 30’s ibu

Pitched heavy at almost 2 grams per liter.
Pitched into fermenter as knocking out low 70’s and then dropped temp to 48F in about 30 minutes.

Fermentation took 12 days with a slow ride to 53F
Capped fermenter for natural carbonation.
Dropped 2 degrees F per day to 37F held for a week. Then drop to 34F and keg.

Beer is a bit young but this yeast is extremely clean and crisp and drops very bright. I think it might be too clean for some lager styles but in a pils of sorts it definitely hits the “crispy” note.

Will use again. Nice to have another great dry lager yeast in the toolbox!

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Re: CellarScience Baja results
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2022, 05:35:42 pm »
MDL:  Thanks for posting that.  I have been keeping my mind on this yeast because I am a fan of 940 (brewing batches with it right now) and if the yeast has the same character then having it in dry form would be nice.  Are you saying you pitched around 40 grams of yeast?  Damn, that's a lot.  Are you familiar with 940 at all and if so, do the strains seem similar?  Cheers and thanks again. 
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Re: CellarScience Baja results
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2022, 07:42:56 pm »
Batch size is 34 gallons knockout into fermenter. Purchased a 500 gram brick from MoreBeer and pitched half(250 grams) dry into FV during knockout. Knock out temp low mid 70’s and set temp on fermenter to 48F. Glycol brought it down about 30-40 minutes after pitching in the dry yeast.

I have not used 940.

The AEB strain this is repacked from is called “Fermolager Crisp”. The crisp part is spot on.

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Re: CellarScience Baja results
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2022, 07:48:04 am »
Batch size is 34 gallons knockout into fermenter. Purchased a 500 gram brick from MoreBeer and pitched half(250 grams) dry into FV during knockout. Knock out temp low mid 70’s and set temp on fermenter to 48F. Glycol brought it down about 30-40 minutes after pitching in the dry yeast.

I have not used 940.

The AEB strain this is repacked from is called “Fermolager Crisp”. The crisp part is spot on.
Oh sheesh, that's a lot of beer.  I get it now.  Yes, I remember the name Fermocrisp Lager and also remember that the strain itself is supposed to come from Mexico City.  I'm pretty sure 940 is supposed to be Modelo's yeast so this one is either THAT strain or else the other large Mexico brewery Moctezuma which brews Dos Equis, Sol, Tecate, Indio, Bohemia, etc.  I was just talking on another board with someone who is considering getting a brick and maybe they'll share some with me.  The idea of buying 500g of dry yeast that I have never used before is a little weird.  I'm quite certain I'll like it but it would be cool to test drive 12g of it first.  :D 
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Re: CellarScience Baja results
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2022, 09:01:03 am »
BTW, it appears that MoreBeer is getting ready to sell this yeast (Cellar Science BAJA) in 12g packets "soon" - whatever that means.  So I no longer have to find 9 other people to split a brick with.

I also posted this on another thread that mentioned Baja.