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Old 05-24-2011, 11:34 PM   #1
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Ok im on midwest supplies website where I am purchasing my beer making kit....

so ill buy my beer kit here. i decided on a scottish ale...

however when i pull down the tab there are 5 options...

are these different types of scottish ales or different ways of making beer.. VERY NEWBBIE QUESTION..im sure but none of these sound like beers ive had before so im so lost...

(im sure this makes sense to someone)

it says choose yeast type...
mutons 6gm dry yeast
fermintis safeale s-04 11.5 gm dry yeast
scottish ale wyeast propogator 1728
scottish ale wheast activator 1728
white labs edinburgh ale 028

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Old 05-24-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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none of these say how long they take to make on the website, im guessing they will tell me when i buy the kit, but i wasnt hoping for anything that took a long time!


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Old 05-24-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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It's giving you the option to choose the yeast to include in the kit, this is standard when buying kits.

I'd go with either of the dry yeasts for your first batch..in fact I always just choose the cheapest yeast option, cause I'm not too snobby about my beer yet. I'm sure I'll get there, and you will too; for now, stick with the cheap option.

 
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none of these say how long they take to make on the website, im guessing they will tell me when i buy the kit, but i wasnt hoping for anything that took a long time!
for the most part, they'll be the same. sure we could go into a big complicated discussion about how liquid yeast is better and dry yeast is easier and whatnot but again, it's your first batch, no reason to complicate it.

just plan on 3 weeks in primary, and another 3 weeks after bottling.

oh..and the kit will likely say 1 week in primary, 2 weeks in secondary, 3 weeks in bottle(1/2/3) or 1/1/3...I've even seen 1/1/1. skip that, just do 3 in primary 3 in bottle.

 
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:40 PM   #5
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All the same kit, it's asking you what yeast you want. The different yeasts will sometimes influence fermentation, fermentation aroma, beer taste, and final aroma.

You should search to find their different characteristics.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:40 PM   #6
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They range from 24.50-28.50

so thats not a huge difference..but i guess my next question is.. each one gives it a different flavor then im guessing? how the hell do i know whats what? I have to wait and try each kind of beer with each kind of yeast? lol this could take lots of time!!

i think ill just take your word for it and go cheap for first batch!

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Old 05-25-2011, 12:00 AM   #7
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The drop down menu shows different types of yeasts. The type of yeast you choose will change the way the beer tastes. Those yeasts are selected to give the best results for a style of beer. No matter which yeast you choose, you'll wind up with (in this case) Scottish Ale. I don't think you'll be disappointed whichever one you decide on.
How long it takes? Hmm, do you mean brew day? (sanitation) From boil to drinkable? (sanitation) There a number of factors that affect that. How hot your burner gets, etc., etc.. If this is your first brew session (sanitation), I would think four or five hours isn't unreasonable for brew day. Three weeks in the primary and three weeks in the bottle is what I normally use. About 6 weeks altogether. Sanitation is very important! Hope this helped some. pete

 
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Man, I'm waaay too slow with my response time...

 
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:07 AM   #10
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just go with the s-04, it should be a little better than the muntons and not overly complicated, I actually enjoy using that yeast in some of my brews



 
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