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Old 10-04-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default Question about dry yeast.

About to do my first brew at end of the month...

Going to do a simple American Amber Ale using LME.

I do not have great knowledge in.yeast... Was going to use white labs - California ale dry yeast... Would this be best to use for my first batch ? Was reccomended to use this by a.friend



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Old 10-04-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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About to do my first brew at end of the month...

Going to do a simple American Amber Ale using LME.

I do not have great knowledge in.yeast... Was going to use white labs - California ale dry yeast... Would this be best to use for my first batch ? Was reccomended to use this by a.friend
White Labs California Ale Yeast is fine, but it's not a dry yeast. A similar dry yeast would be Safale S-05.


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Just realized the white labs is a liquid yeast. Any suggestions for dry yeasts? Since first batch, want to make it simple and not have to make a starter for yeast

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White Labs California Ale Yeast is fine, but it's not a dry yeast. A similar dry yeast would be Safale S-05.
Haha just realized that and posted at same time... Thanks for safale s-05 mention
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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Just realized the white labs is a liquid yeast. Any suggestions for dry yeasts? Since first batch, want to make it simple and not have to make a starter for yeast
As mentioned Safale S-05 would be a comparable dry yeast to use and ideally should be fermented at 65-68 degrees so since you have some time put some consideration into how you will maintain that temperature-Swamp cooler is a good, cheap method.

Good luck on your first batch!
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As mentioned Safale S-05 would be a comparable dry yeast to use and ideally should be fermented at 65-68 degrees so since you have some time put some consideration into how you will maintain that temperature-Swamp cooler is a good, cheap method.

Good luck on your first batch!
Thank you very much. Trying to get as many questions I have answered to prep... And yeast is one area was little lost on...

In regards to pitching of the yeast, does the wort temp need to be at the 65-68 temp as well or would 70 be fine to pitch ???

And it is recommended to hydrate the yeast before pitching ? Using forum on my smart phone so unable to use search info for this question... I'm sure is asked all the time
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I'm sure when purchasing yeast it will tell me all this on package possibly? Just wondering if I hydrate yeast, I should make sure water is near same temp as the wort ?

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Old 10-04-2012, 09:57 PM   #8
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No need to rehydrate in my experience ...

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You don't even need to areate with US-05.. but that's bad practice IMO..

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IMO 70 is a fine pitch temp. 70-74, even would be fine.

My s-05 ferments at 72-74 with no ill effects. Room temp is 72-70.

Tasty Ale for the broke students in Georgia, thank you s05.
Next, I'm trying Cali lager over the winter.



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