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Old 01-12-2007, 04:36 PM   #31
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I had a batch start going ape in 45 minutes and get to 1010 in around 12 hours (That was on a yeast cake). Now there is no way I'd use 02 in that. Most of my batches are going realy well in 12-24 hours and slowing within 48-36 hours. I don't make full starters I just hydrate the yeast with a little food at the start of a brew and let it sit in a warm place for around 3-4 hours.
I don't normally need a blow off tube but get a good 1 to 2 inch krausen.


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Old 01-12-2007, 05:47 PM   #32
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I'm not 100% certain but I think the O2 is really only critical for yeast propagation (reproduction). When you pitch on a cake, I think it's safe to assume there are already enough viable cells to get the job done (which you've empirically witnessed).
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:51 PM   #33
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This is such a fun topic because we all brew a little bit different. Iím still new to brewing well I think so. Right now I'm on my 6th batch and every time I find new ways to do stuff. In my last three batches have been using the mix stir witch really get the job done. I mix the wort like crazy for about 15- 20 minutes. Then I pitch and the yeast and plug it up. I also started make starters for my beers. Normally only a two cup starter unless the OG is over 1055 then I make a half gallon. Well the are many different methods we use and I think soon when I start to do full 5 gal boils then Iíll switch to O2.
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