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Offline BrewBama

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Cellar Science Products
« on: March 17, 2023, 06:27:35 am »
Has anyone been using Cellar Science products?  Just curious what the experiences are.

More Beer has a line of products sold under the Cellar Science brand. It appears that they’re tapping into sources previously unavailable to US homebrewers to bring those products to this market.

Products such as

AEB yeast for the Nectar, Baja, English, Cali, German, Berlin, Saison, Monk, etc yeast strains. I tried the German strain which seems to be W34/70.  I’ll be pitching English in my next beer and Baja in the beer after.

I’ve used their Brutzyme to produce a dry beer such as Brut APA. It definitely works. A little goes a long way.

Now, I see they’ve brought the AEB SBT ‘trifecta’ blend to the homebrew market in small scale packages. Previously, I believe it was only available in 500g bricks which caused homebrewers to concoct their own blends. Again, it looks like very little OxBlox goes a long way. At the low dose rate, my routine strike vol would require ~ 1.5 grams which is probably ~ 1/4 tsp. . I currently use 1/2 tsp of Brewtan B and, until recently, 1 tsp Ascorbic Acid. I haven’t used AA in my last two batches which resulted in a better mash pH.
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Re: Cellar Science Products
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2023, 07:40:20 am »
Thanks for the heads-up. Might get a package of OxBlox to try next time I order from them.
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Re: Cellar Science Products
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2023, 09:35:48 am »
It is worth considering - it definitely says that it contains K-metabisulfite (Campton tablet, essentially), gall tannins (Brewtan B) and Ascorbic Acid.  I have all of those on hand already.  One thought is how fresh the mixed ingredients must be to remain effective?  Just thinking out loud.... as a shelf stabilizer, one would think the ingredients should store pretty well.
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Re: Cellar Science Products
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2023, 10:34:26 pm »
I like the Clearzyme. Great price great product.

I have had good results with the Berlin,German and Baja yeast. Can’t beat the price. Would use exclusively but I think I like Diamond Lager a bit more.

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Re: Cellar Science Products
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2023, 08:43:56 am »
I've been using Silafine for the past couple of months.  It works pretty well. 

https://www.morebeer.com/products/cellarscience-silafine-placeholder.html

This beer was only in cold storage for a few days.



Thanks for the heads-up. Might get a package of OxBlox to try next time I order from them.

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Re: Cellar Science Products
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2023, 10:21:34 am »
I've been using Cellar Science for the past 6 batches or so with great results.  I rehydrate with their FirmStart product. I just read another post about cold pitching yeast and it went off into talking about rehydrating being an unnecessary step, so I might try dry pitching.  Hazy and German are the only strains I've used so far.
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Re: Cellar Science Products
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2023, 12:07:42 pm »
I've been using Cellar Science for the past 6 batches or so with great results.  I rehydrate with their FirmStart product. I just read another post about cold pitching yeast and it went off into talking about rehydrating being an unnecessary step, so I might try dry pitching.  Hazy and German are the only strains I've used so far.

I have never encountered a situation where rehydrating was necessary.
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Re: Cellar Science Products
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2023, 08:29:17 am »
I rehydrated per Cellar Science (or maybe it was More Beers) recommendation.  Of course they probably just want to sell more stuff.  Anyway, I rehydrated and it worked fine. But I'll try a dry pitch.
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2023, 06:38:19 pm »
I’ve been reading on HBT that Baja is a slow starter. But these seem to be brewers that are voyeurs judging by visual krauzen. It is unclear if they are pitching at the low 2.5 gram or high 4 gram per gal pitch rate. Some rehydrated, others didn’t.

Of course, lag phase, total fermentation time, attenuation and flavor are dependent on pitch rate, yeast handling, fermentation temperature and nutritional quality of the wort.

I have a stainless fermenter so I can’t see the krauzen. I go by Tilt data. As long as SG is dropping with a corresponding temp rise I count that as a start.  I plan to find out soon.
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2023, 07:11:33 pm »
I haven’t looked yet but anyone know of a different retailer that sells cellar science yeast?
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2023, 06:04:32 pm »
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I’m so confused. I follow your link and I see it but if I go to dry yeast I can’t find it. This is where I buy my yeast so that’s good. Hoping they carry more than the Cali…
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2023, 07:07:43 pm »
That is confusing. Maybe shoot them a note: sales@ritebrew.com

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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2023, 08:27:03 am »
That is confusing. Maybe shoot them a note: sales@ritebrew.com
Got this response: "It's hidden because we no longer stock it. Old links still work because the product page hasn't been deleted."
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2023, 10:44:25 am »
I wish they would carry Bry-97. They carry nearly all other Lallemand yeasts.

PS. I emailed them to ask about it.
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