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Old 08-29-2010, 12:57 AM   #1
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Im using a dry yeast, I ordered it w/ the recommended "mutons premium gold". But I also have a packet of salafe s-05, which from what I read is a very popular dry yeast.

So i was thinking of using the s-05, but obviously ahs selected mutons for a reason, but what was the reason?
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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so nobody has used these yeast before eh?
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:48 PM   #3
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Depends what style you're going for more malty flavor geared toward English Stout or a American version of it. US-05 will finish more clean tasting and will give you more alcohol out of the beer. The mutons is more geared toward leaving some residual sugar for more body. So all depends what you want.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:54 PM   #4
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English Stout = S-04

American Stout = S-05

Going cheap = Nottingham

Gambling = Munton's

Attenuation is really important for a stout, if you get to active of a yeast your brew will end up thin( little or no mouth feel)

1.072 you should be fine with S-04.
They are hinting at an English ale yeast on the website...
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:09 AM   #5
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im leaning towards ordering some s-04 then...
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:49 PM   #6
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I just got this kit too and I'm going with some S-04 that I washed last week. The main reason is the Munton's was only a 6g package. Would probably need 2 or 3 of those.

 
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I went out and got s-04... and after 2 days, there was no activity - I pitched the mutons and I got activity within 3 hours. Must have had some bad S-04. Maybe eventually it picked up and will help the mutons out.

But it's been fermenting nicely now for about a full week or so. Everytime I think it's about to slow down and stop, it keeps on going! I do shake it every once in a while to make sure the yeast dont get to sleepy too early. I'm going to do 1 month in primary and then bottle.
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:31 AM   #8
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Don't shake the fermenter once it's fermenting. You're basically just shaking CO2 out of solution, and you think that it's fermenting more because of the airlock activity. It's probably finished. Take a gravity reading.

 
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Don't shake the fermenter once it's fermenting. You're basically just shaking CO2 out of solution, and you think that it's fermenting more because of the airlock activity. It's probably finished. Take a gravity reading.
I dont think it's finished at all, but that's just my opinion. Shaking of the fermenter on big beers is something that, I think it was John Palmer. on a podcast, suggested to get yeast back into suspension to try to get more attenuation. I know when shaking it its just c02 being released, but what about 5-6 hours later, possibly its fermenting more. I think there is little downside here.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:11 PM   #10
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I'd swirl, rather than shake. Shaking will get more oxygen back into solution, which is not good at this point, but swirling the beer around in the carboy should rouse the yeast with little to no risk of oxidation.

I don't mean to come off as an ass, but whether it's done or not is not a matter of opinion. Your hydrometer will give you the facts. If you're concerned about attenuation, it would be prudent to check the gravity and make decisions about how to treat your beer based on that reading. I'd hate for the beer to be at 1.010 or so and see you swirling it trying to get greater attenuation yet.
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