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Offline lazydog79

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Yeast for a Biere de Garde?
« on: August 03, 2011, 08:19:19 AM »
I'm planning on brewing a Biere de Garde tomorrow.  I had planned to use White Labs' 011 European Ale.  I made up a 2 qt. starter yesterday and pitched the yeast at about 7 last night.  As of 10 this morning - nada.  So, I'm thinking I have a $6 vial of dead yeast.  Anyway, I don't want to lose my brew day tomorrow - around here getting them is too hard!  What's a good dry yeast to use in a pinch?  S-05?  Nottingham?

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Re: Yeast for a Biere de Garde?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 08:47:00 AM »
I think you're being too impatient.  Give it another day.
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Re: Yeast for a Biere de Garde?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 03:12:37 PM »
US-05 would be your best bet for dry yeast IMO. Definitely not nottingham. That said, I'd give it until tomorrow and see what your liquid yeast has done.
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Re: Yeast for a Biere de Garde?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 03:24:02 PM »
US-05 would be your best bet for dry yeast IMO. Definitely not nottingham. That said, I'd give it until tomorrow and see what your liquid yeast has done.
Thanks major - that's what I was thinking.  You and Denny are probably right.  It looked like it might be ticking a little when I checked it - just being pokey.  Think I'll dough-in in the morning and run to the store if need be.  Have to brew tomorrow or I won't for weeks!

Thanks for the advice guys!