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Offline dannyjed

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One pack of yeast
« on: August 19, 2023, 04:33:26 pm »
I just realized that my next brew will be my 400th beer. I decided to take a page from Denny’s book and make a Quad/Belgian Dark Strong. Here’s my problem, I haven’t made a smaller gravity beer ahead time to build up a large amount of yeast. Can I get away with using one pack of WY 3787 for a 5 gallon batch using the SNS method? Should I get multiple packs?


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Re: One pack of yeast
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2023, 08:05:06 pm »
I just realized that my next brew will be my 400th beer. I decided to take a page from Denny’s book and make a Quad/Belgian Dark Strong. Here’s my problem, I haven’t made a smaller gravity beer ahead time to build up a large amount of yeast. Can I get away with using one pack of WY 3787 for a 5 gallon batch using the SNS method? Should I get multiple packs?


thats amazing, 400. congrats, you have a lot more under your belt than me, and others know more about the SNS' potentials, but depending on the OG you'd probably do better with two packs and SNS. im assuming something like a 1.100 OG

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Re: One pack of yeast
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2023, 09:05:53 am »
I just realized that my next brew will be my 400th beer. I decided to take a page from Denny’s book and make a Quad/Belgian Dark Strong. Here’s my problem, I haven’t made a smaller gravity beer ahead time to build up a large amount of yeast. Can I get away with using one pack of WY 3787 for a 5 gallon batch using the SNS method? Should I get multiple packs?


thats amazing, 400. congrats, you have a lot more under your belt than me, and others know more about the SNS' potentials, but depending on the OG you'd probably do better with two packs and SNS. im assuming something like a 1.100 OG

In my experience,  the joy to the style is not so much a high OG as a low FG
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Re: One pack of yeast
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2023, 09:06:24 am »
I just realized that my next brew will be my 400th beer. I decided to take a page from Denny’s book and make a Quad/Belgian Dark Strong. Here’s my problem, I haven’t made a smaller gravity beer ahead time to build up a large amount of yeast. Can I get away with using one pack of WY 3787 for a 5 gallon batch using the SNS method? Should I get multiple packs?


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What OG are you going for?
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Re: One pack of yeast
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2023, 10:50:17 am »
I’m going for an OG of 1.085-1.087
I usually get very good attenuation with that strain.


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Re: One pack of yeast
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2023, 11:55:24 am »
I’m going for an OG of 1.085-1.087
I usually get very good attenuation with that strain.


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I'd recommend my modified SNS method, using 2 packs instead of one. Still a qt, though. Just be sure to pitch while still active.
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Re: One pack of yeast
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2023, 12:44:25 pm »
In my experience,  the joy to the style is not so much a high OG as a low FG

That's really good advice (that I wish I had learned a few years ago); the big Belgians of all styles that I like least are the ones that finish too high on FG.

When I started brewing, I fell into the trap of focusing too much on high OGs.  But some were too....  syrupy. 

I've decided for my tastes, I like almost everything at a relatively low FG.  And maybe especially Belgians.
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Re: One pack of yeast
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2023, 01:16:11 pm »
I’m going for an OG of 1.085-1.087
I usually get very good attenuation with that strain.


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I'd recommend my modified SNS method, using 2 packs instead of one. Still a qt, though. Just be sure to pitch while still active.
Thanks, 2 packs it will be then.


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