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  • Posted in thread: Rehydrating dried yeast on 04-26-2015 at 02:48 AM
    Well, the founder of a liquid yeast company dogging the viability of dry yeast competitors...It
    may be true, but starting with even 110 billion viable cells will make a fine beer. Just did it
    last mon...

  • Posted in thread: Un-refridgerated 1 week starter on 04-25-2015 at 10:33 PM
    Yeah, I would just leave it be if it's settled well enough and use it as is. If the starter was
    correctly sized for the batch, and with a stirplate it's hard not to be, I don't think you'll
    see any de...

  • Posted in thread: Un-refridgerated 1 week starter on 04-25-2015 at 07:17 PM
    Just like making a beer and pitching again from the cake, will be fine. Out of curiosity, do
    you not cold crash because of some personal experience of yeast lag, or just "because"?

  • Posted in thread: Accidentally unfreezing yeast on 04-23-2015 at 12:50 PM
    This exact thing happened to my stocks last month. I took that opportunity to regrow and make
    fresh stocks as they were 3+ years old. Mine were at room temp for at least 2 days in glycerol,
    but still ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast recommendations on 04-22-2015 at 03:10 AM
    PacMan if you can find it, or S-04. For these styles, the cleaner the better. Makes for kind of
    a boring brewing experiment, trying to mask any off flavors, but an easy way to tell if
    something's not ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter madness..... on 04-20-2015 at 01:46 AM
    That's a ridiculous amount, and I've got to agree with the OP. However, healthy, stirred
    starters are key to get cell counts up to more efficient 150-200mil/ml numbers. Otherwise just
    make a beer and ...

  • Posted in thread: 2L starter question - vessel size on 04-18-2015 at 02:27 AM
    Add some FermCap and you'll be fine. Without it, you'll probably have a little mess. I would
    just save the DME and go 1.5L on a stir plate, that will be plenty of cells for 1.070 with some
    head space.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter question on 04-13-2015 at 11:57 PM
    I would let it finish either way. If you cold crash too early, it might not settle out. If it's
    done, an overnight crash should be sufficient. I doubt you would taste the starter in a RIS if
    you have ...

  • Posted in thread: Frozen Beer...*New Screw Up* :( on 04-12-2015 at 12:20 AM
    Oh well, saved it!

  • Posted in thread: Strange fermentation ended above FG. Can I do anything about it? on 04-08-2015 at 09:00 PM
    I'd taste it, personally. I like some malty sweetness with dry hops, so 1.016-1.020 is usually
    my target, mashing high. I don't think it's too high of a finish for that kind of beer. Might
    think about...

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