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Old 07-30-2010, 03:30 PM   #11
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n00b question: what defines quality yeast? The kit came with Munich, is that quality enough?



 
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:36 PM   #12
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n00b question: what defines quality yeast? The kit came with Munich, is that quality enough?
I think you really just need to find the strain that you like the best. I'm partial to WLP300, it's a Banana Bomb when fermented at 70-72F!


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Old 07-30-2010, 03:36 PM   #13

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n00b question: what defines quality yeast? The kit came with Munich, is that quality enough?
Danstar Munich? That's a dry yeast. I've never tried it, but I've heard it's decent. Not great, but decent.

Stay the hell away from Safbrew WB-06. I used it once on a hefe and it sucks. There's a lot of reviews out there that say the same thing.

Your best bet is one of the liquid yeasts. Wyeast 3068 is the best of them. It'll cost more money, but it's totally worth it.

 
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:36 PM   #14
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i've used a non-fermentable peach extract and it came out great. directions were to use the whole bottle for a 5 gal batch just before bottling. i knew that the extract would come out tasting artificial, so i went with 3/4 of the bottle to just hint at the flavor. the whole batch only lasted 1 bbq.

 
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:35 PM   #15
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Another question: I have this bottle(a little more than a quart) of peach nectar sitting in my fridge...we'll never drink it. Think it would work? It says it contains 45% juice, and the ingredients are water, peach puree, sugar.

I've already brewed the beer, it's in the primary with a blow off tube.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:51 PM   #16
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You could use it but since it contains sugar I'd wait until primary fermentation is over and then add the nectar to the beer. Taste it after that secondary fermentation settles down and see where you're at.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:01 PM   #17
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So i've had a questions what are the pros and cons of fruit extracts. I love Hefs and it seems like every brew has a raspberry wheat extract kits and I've always been on the sideline not sure wether to get one or not. Are fruit extract pretty good?

 
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:19 PM   #18
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Fruit extract is easy to add, stores well, and allows you to "add to taste".

Real fruit doesn't store well, is more difficult to add, but gives you the most natural and freshest flavor.

That IMHO is the difference.
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:15 PM   #19
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So i've had a questions what are the pros and cons of fruit extracts. I love Hefs and it seems like every brew has a raspberry wheat extract kits and I've always been on the sideline not sure wether to get one or not. Are fruit extract pretty good?
http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/sho...-Show-04-24-06

They have a really good discussion about the differences between using whole fruit, extract, and pre-canned puree.



 
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