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Posted in thread: Wyeast 1450 (Denny's Fav) in a Scotch Ale? on 10-27-2013 at 01:30 AM
1728 is the only yeast I've used for a SA so I really don't know any different. I try to age it
for a few months but it's really hard not getting into it. What kind of temp would you suggest
for the m...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 1450 (Denny's Fav) in a Scotch Ale? on 10-26-2013 at 10:44 PM
Been trying to perfect a Scotch ale. I've been using Wyeast 1728 yeast but in reading about
Wyeast 1450 it seems like it might be good for a scotch. I'm looking for a lot of malt and
caramel flavors w...
Posted in thread: Zach & Jack's African Amber on 08-13-2012 at 03:06 PM
One thing I forgot to mention, FG = 1.016. They check the gravity hourly once it gets under
1.020 and when it hits 16 they quickly chill it to 35F to stop the fermentation. Exciting news!
I spent some...
Posted in thread: Zach & Jack's African Amber on 08-13-2012 at 05:25 AM
Exciting news! I spent some time this past weekend with a guy who was formerly a brewer for Mac
& Jack's. Since he no longer works there he was more than willing to share information about M
& J's. He...
Posted in thread: Coopers kit on 06-28-2012 at 11:55 PM
I'm not sure you would be able to tell any difference. AFAIK they are both fairly clean,
neutral yeasts. If you want to try a yeast that would really change the flavor profile you
would probably have ...
Posted in thread: Coopers kit on 06-26-2012 at 06:33 PM
I normally brew ag but I've recently tried Cooper's kits a couple of times. I started with a
can (3 3/4 lbs) of Cooper's Real Ale, added 4 lbs of amber dme and 1/4 lb of malto dextrine (to
give more b...
Posted in thread: Zach & Jack's African Amber on 06-14-2011 at 03:30 PM
Most bars will fill a growler for you. As far as a 22 goes, if you let it sit for a while (a
couple of days or so) and you see sediment in the bottom you should be good to go. With the
amount of yeast...
Posted in thread: Zach & Jack's African Amber on 06-13-2011 at 05:14 PM
Ben, You need to harvest some of the real m&j's yeast from a growler or keg. It's really easy
to do and in the long run will save big $$$! I harvested from a keg but it should work fine
from a growler...
Posted in thread: Zach & Jack's African Amber on 06-07-2011 at 10:46 PM
Brewed a batch of M & J's last week using yeast harvested from a keg (I live near the brewery).
Gravity went from 1.060 to 1.014 in 4 days. I'd have to say the yeast is definitely healthy.