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Offline BrewBama

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Re: Dry Yeast for American I.P.A.
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2023, 03:36:15 pm »
I’ve had it take 36 hrs but more routinely 16 +/- 2 which is slow for my liking. …but I just hold my nose and shut my eyes and still use it.

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Re: Dry Yeast for American I.P.A.
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2023, 03:52:11 pm »
I’ve had it take 36 hrs but more routinely 16 +/- 2 which is slow for my liking. …but I just hold my nose and shut my eyes and still use it.

We obviously have different interpretations of slow. Until I find it makes a problem with the beer, "slow" is not an issue for me.
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Re: Dry Yeast for American I.P.A.
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2023, 04:58:29 pm »
just checked my last batch of BRY97 and i had written down i saw signs of fermentation at 6pm the next day, after pitching at 11pm. thats ~19 hours, which is fine for me.

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Re: Dry Yeast for American I.P.A.
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2023, 05:46:32 pm »
97 was slow for me the first time but never since. Luckily 05 and 97 perform exactly the same for me and I’m one of those fools who has no preference. I purchase based on price so they are completely interchangeable for me
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Re: Dry Yeast for American I.P.A.
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2023, 10:34:40 pm »
I am not a pro, and those who have posted before me know way more than I do.  I would say that when I used 97 it seemed that activity in the airlock was about 12 to 16 hours after pitch.  I did not mind, because once it got going, man it was a very active fermentation.  It was cool to see that airlock working it.  LOL.  Other than that, I don't have the experience or knowledge to know what the differences would be in end product.  I have used both 97 and 05 and enjoyed beers with both of them. 

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Re: Dry Yeast for American I.P.A.
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2023, 07:49:32 am »
I like the yeast to kick off quickly so that it will out compete any bacteria. But, how fast is fast enough, and how slow is too slow? I think the answers vary in different breweries and different batches. Like anything related to sanitation, we just try to minimize the risk.

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Re: Dry Yeast for American I.P.A.
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2023, 08:55:20 am »
I recently used Lalbrew New England dry yeast. It took 30 hours to show signs of life. The beer turned out fine except for my significant over use of Lupomax hops.

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Re: Dry Yeast for American I.P.A.
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2023, 10:29:48 am »
I recently used Lalbrew New England dry yeast. It took 30 hours to show signs of life. The beer turned out fine except for my significant over use of Lupomax hops.
That yeast is a notoriously slow starter as noted in their own description.
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Re: Dry Yeast for American I.P.A.
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2023, 11:41:51 am »
am tasting a US05 am. strong ale that has been bottled for about 2 weeks now. first time in maybe 8 years i used US05

i would have used BRY97 but they were temporarily out of it at the HBS.

its amazing how different a yeast they are. im starting to realize BRY97's brewing properties and pleasant taste are really amazing and its fully come into my mind nowadays as my default ale yeast.

so re: this thread - BRY97 p much no question