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corn 01-27-2012 11:06 PM

getting ready to brew a batch. it is a brewers best extract kit. anyone brewed this yet or have any thoughts.

mrbunn 01-28-2012 01:42 AM

This was my first kit ever. Turned out very nice.

Tinman13 01-28-2012 01:51 AM

have it in secondary right now
Added a oak spiral that was soaked in Dark Rum

corn 01-28-2012 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Tinman13
have it in secondary right now
Added a oak spiral that was soaked in Dark Rum

if you dont mind, how long did you soak in the rum?

corn 01-28-2012 04:07 PM

did either of you use a yeast starter? I rehydrate before pitching, was'nt sure if a starter would be needed for this type of beer.

Iqbal624 01-28-2012 04:27 PM

I would assume that if you were doing an imperial, you'd want to do a starter.

jeburgdo 01-28-2012 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Iqbal624 (Post 3716832)
I would assume that if you were doing an imperial, you'd want to do a starter.

If it's dry yeast you don't need a starter. But you probably will want two packs. I don't know what yeast they have in the kit, but you may want to get some extra yeast.

lemmiwinks 01-28-2012 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by jeburgdo (Post 3717514)
If it's dry yeast you don't need a starter. But you probably will want two packs. I don't know what yeast they have in the kit, but you may want to get some extra yeast.

+1

I just brewed the Kate the Great clone last night and pitched 2 packets of re-hydrated US-05. OG was 1.102

corn 01-28-2012 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeburgdo

If it's dry yeast you don't need a starter. But you probably will want two packs. I don't know what yeast they have in the kit, but you may want to get some extra yeast.

thanks all. it is dry yeast : safale s-04. have not used this strain before. do you think I need two of these. also this is the biggest beer I will have brewed, is an air lock sufficient or do i need a blow off tube. thanks

jeburgdo 01-28-2012 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by corn (Post 3717605)
thanks all. it is dry yeast : safale s-04. have not used this strain before. do you think I need two of these. also this is the biggest beer I will have brewed, is an air lock sufficient or do i need a blow off tube. thanks

Yes, I would suggest two packs.

If your primary is on the smaller side, go with a blow-off tube. Or if you're just concerned, a blow off tube certainly won't hurt.


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