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Old 01-28-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
corn
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getting ready to brew a batch. it is a brewers best extract kit. anyone brewed this yet or have any thoughts.


 
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:42 AM   #2
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This was my first kit ever. Turned out very nice.

 
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:51 AM   #3
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have it in secondary right now
Added a oak spiral that was soaked in Dark Rum

 
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:17 AM   #4
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have it in secondary right now
Added a oak spiral that was soaked in Dark Rum
if you dont mind, how long did you soak in the rum?

 
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:07 PM   #5
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did either of you use a yeast starter? I rehydrate before pitching, was'nt sure if a starter would be needed for this type of beer.

 
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:27 PM   #6
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I would assume that if you were doing an imperial, you'd want to do a starter.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:46 PM   #7
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I would assume that if you were doing an imperial, you'd want to do a starter.
If it's dry yeast you don't need a starter. But you probably will want two packs. I don't know what yeast they have in the kit, but you may want to get some extra yeast.

 
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:52 PM   #8
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If it's dry yeast you don't need a starter. But you probably will want two packs. I don't know what yeast they have in the kit, but you may want to get some extra yeast.
+1

I just brewed the Kate the Great clone last night and pitched 2 packets of re-hydrated US-05. OG was 1.102

 
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:22 PM   #9
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If it's dry yeast you don't need a starter. But you probably will want two packs. I don't know what yeast they have in the kit, but you may want to get some extra yeast.
thanks all. it is dry yeast : safale s-04. have not used this strain before. do you think I need two of these. also this is the biggest beer I will have brewed, is an air lock sufficient or do i need a blow off tube. thanks

 
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:27 PM   #10
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thanks all. it is dry yeast : safale s-04. have not used this strain before. do you think I need two of these. also this is the biggest beer I will have brewed, is an air lock sufficient or do i need a blow off tube. thanks
Yes, I would suggest two packs.

If your primary is on the smaller side, go with a blow-off tube. Or if you're just concerned, a blow off tube certainly won't hurt.

 
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