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Old 08-24-2010, 08:18 PM   #1
boostsr20
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Are animals. The yeast cake is from a 1.055 Oktoberfest Ale. I just pitched a 1.088 Chocolate stout on it @67 degrees and I literally have a ton of airlock activity 45 minutes later. I've never seen anything like this. I've pitched onto wlp001 and 1028 yeast cakes before and it took them at least 8 hours.



 
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:16 PM   #2
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They are beasts. I usually sanitize a ladle and discard at least 1/2 of a cake like that. Helps to keep things under control.

 
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:58 PM   #3
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I'm sure I overpitched but I really wanted to get it going so it will be done by christmas. I've now got it down to around 65 and rigged with a blow off thats doing its job.

Thats a great idea RC. Not sure why I didn't think of doing that.

 
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