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Old 02-16-2010, 11:20 PM   #21
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i always try to get the pure strain, if it is available. but that is my preference... a pure slant is assured for ever.

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Old 02-18-2010, 06:08 PM   #22
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Took a look at a bottle of Brutal Bitter in the store the other day.... saw the yeast dancing and swirling in the bottom... a beautiful sight!

Gotta go get me some DME and propogate!

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Old 02-19-2010, 03:42 PM   #23
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I've been able to harvest Pacman from Brutal Bitter and the Chocolate Stout and those worked the first time its usually what I stick with.

I start with two 22oz bottles and leave about an inch of beer left in the bottoms. I add starter wort to the bottles twice before pitching the yeast into a flask. The first wort is 1 ounce DME and 8oz water. Once that ferments out I cold crash and decant and step it up to 2 ounces DME and 16 ounces water. After that ferments I have a decent amount of yeast in the bottoms of each bottle and I cold crash both bottles, decant and pitch the yeast into a 4oz DME, 32oz water starter (about 1L) and toss it on the stirplate for a few days.
Perfect. This has me grabbing a bomber after work. Thanks!
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:07 PM   #24
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I hate to even ask this question... but do we know if Rogue uses a different strain of yeast for bottling? I've heard of some Belgian breweries doing that.

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Old 02-19-2010, 04:10 PM   #25
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I hate to even ask this question... but do we know if Rogue uses a different strain of yeast for bottling? I've heard of some Belgian breweries doing that.

The belgian breweries sometimes centrifuge there beer after fermentation and reprime it with sugar and fresh yeast at bottling for part of the special refermentation in the bottle.

Rogue does not do this, some of their beers are simply unfiltered so the primary strain is still in the bottle.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:53 AM   #26
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I gave this a shot earlier tonight. Hope it works out.

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Old 02-23-2010, 01:16 PM   #27
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I hate to even ask this question... but do we know if Rogue uses a different strain of yeast for bottling? I've heard of some Belgian breweries doing that.
Yes we know and no they don't.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:03 PM   #28
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I have some propagating now from a bottle of northwestern ale. Good stuff btw. This morning I am finally seeing some activity. I picked it up to give a swirl like I normally do and had the thing basically explode with foam from my erlenmeyer flask. Guess you don't swirl during high krausen.

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Old 02-23-2010, 04:53 PM   #29
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Yep, I can see some activity in mine. I used 15 oz of water and 1/3 cup of DME. Do I need to step this up in order to pitch into a 1.055 gravity wort?

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Old 02-23-2010, 05:21 PM   #30
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Yep, I can see some activity in mine. I used 15 oz of water and 1/3 cup of DME. Do I need to step this up in order to pitch into a 1.055 gravity wort?
I would step it up if you can. It would sure help.
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