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Old 08-09-2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default Dry yeast Vs Liquid

O.k I know that the liquid yeast is a purer product and I do try to use it whe I can afford to.

I brew a lot of beer so until I got my conical it was a lot harder to reuse my yeast .

My last 3 batches I used dry yeast.

I have a batch of Ed Worts House pale ale brewing and I also have a Honey Blond And a October fest but not a true October fest because I used ale yeast. (I'm not sure what the style would be now)

Anyways Every time I use Dry Yeast I get the most intense fermentations. When I use liquid even after making a 2 lire starter I never get fermentations like this.

On Both M<y honey Blond and My Octoberfest it blew the top off of my fermenter.

I knew this would happen and used a piece of an ait lock with a hose on the end into a bucket of water.

This was not even enough. When I came home today I noticed that it had been overflowing from the lid like a volcano and I had a nice pool of beer on the ground. Good thing I have laminate flooring. I lots about 1 pound of crystal 15 that was laying beside my fermenter on the floor. I guess there was holes in the bag and the beer found it's way in and got some of it wet.

Anyways I used Cooper 15 gram packet. Its at about 68 temp of the room.

Same as I always do for ales but I never get this type of fermentation using Wyeast of whitelabs for that matter. I really need to get some bigger fermenters so I have more head space.

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Old 08-09-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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Yeah, I get more vigorous fermentations with dry yeast too. I think you need to rig some sort of blow off tube and have the end going into a bucket. I use 1" OD tubing for my blow off tube and haven't had any problems with it plugging, but getting the gunk out from the inside does prove to be a challenge sometimes.

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Says who?
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Says who?
Iirc, says the yeast manufacturers . The dry strains can have some mutant cells in there at least that is how I remember reading it.
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It's personal preference and generally the type of brew you are making. I use both types but sort of prefer fresh liquid yeast.

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Iirc, says the yeast manufacturers . The dry strains can have some mutant cells in there at least that is how I remember reading it.
That's awesome! So, it's possible I might get a beer that gives me super powers?

I've noticed the same thing with the dry yeast. I almost exclusively use the dry (I make all ales.)
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I've found that the Cooper's dry yeast in particular is like yeast on steroids.

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I just realized, you used 15 grams.

Coopers is a good yeast for American Pale Ale, it does produce diacetyl though which you may or may not want.

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thats what you should expect with 15 grams of yeast producing all that co2

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15 grams is what was in the pack I had.

I could have used some safale 05 but I figured I get rid of this stuff first.

The honey blond will have some sweetness anyways so the Yeast wont really be that bad for it.

The Octoberest well i could have used a dryer ale yeast like Nottingham but figured I would use this stuff up and see how it turns out.

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