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Posted in thread: Best Lager Yeast for German Beers on 11-04-2016 at 11:10 AM
If you want your beer to taste like the majority of commercial German lagers, 34/70 or its
liquid equivalents is the strain that maybe 90% of breweries use. Personally, I prefer WLP 860.
Posted in thread: German home brewing contest/festival/meeting on 09-06-2016 at 02:39 PM
If anyone's in southern Germany in mid September, there's an opportunity to meet German home
brewers and sample their beers:
Posted in thread: When to make a starter on 09-05-2016 at 08:41 AM
I'm now doing starters for all my beers, except when I'm using dry yeast. I pitch at high
krausen, and always have the whole batch bubbling away in no time. I think starters help not
just for propagat...
Posted in thread: Trade a baby for brewing? on 09-05-2016 at 08:38 AM
You're asking an internet forum full of half-drunk people about decisions that affect your
marriage and the rest of your life?
Posted in thread: Yeast starter finished? on 08-19-2016 at 08:47 AM
The bubbles are CO2, yes. CO2 bubbles don't mean there is fermentation happening at this very
moment - as you can clearly observe when you pour a bottle of beer.However, personally I like
to pitch my ...
Posted in thread: Does anyone else dislike US-05? on 08-16-2016 at 08:01 AM
I've certainly made some of my best beers with US-05. However, I have stopped using it as I've
simply overused it and wanted some variety. US-05's flavor profile is IMHO well suited for
hoppy beers, b...
Posted in thread: Saflager 34/70 on 08-13-2016 at 07:05 PM
Manufacturer recommendation for this yeast is ~ 1g/L, so for a 5 gallon batch, you definitely
want the two packets. I would also recommend rehydrating it in warm water, following the data
Posted in thread: Yeasts worth harvesting? on 07-12-2016 at 08:57 AM
Darn. A look at the Stone web site reveals that their next "enjoy by" IPA is going to be
unfiltered, so perfect for yeast harvesting - and it's being released two days after my return
Posted in thread: Yeasts worth harvesting? on 07-12-2016 at 06:06 AM
I'll be visiting the USA (California) for a couple of days soon, and am wondering if there are
any bottle conditioned beers with otherwise unobtainable yeast strains. I have the sterile
equipment to t...
Posted in thread: Did Anybody do a lager vs ale (neutral ale yeast) comparaison with the same recipe? on 05-24-2016 at 08:38 AM
I promised I'd be back - and here I am. PacMan and WLP 860 make two different beers, simple as
that. I guess ideally one would do a three-way split (or more), where one as different lager
yeasts and o...