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Old 05-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #21
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I do a fair amount of camping, and sessionable wheat beers are my favorites to take. 21A Hell or High Watermelon is probably my favorite warm-weather camping beer - I just started home brewing, so I always look for something good that's available canned.

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:38 AM   #22
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Ok here it goes.. I have 6.5lb 2 row, 6.5lb w. Wheat, .5lb c20, .5lb c10, 1lb rice hulls, wyeast kolsch, 1.5 oz sorachi and 1oz cascade... I'm trying to make 8 gallon batch, depending on my final og... I also have some dme to fix gravity if needed... crossing my fingers. Thanks everyone for the info!

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:50 AM   #23
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I would suggest against the kolsch yeast if at all possible. Not exactly ideal for a quick turnaround brew, especially if you aren't making a starter. Go dry safeale 04 or 05 or notty instead....

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:07 AM   #24
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Hmmm uh oh... I have nott and saff on hand... but I have a smack pack of kolsch... and already smacked it a while ago..

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:09 AM   #25
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What if I pitch both one kolcsh and one dry?... its coming down to the wire... only about 20 min til cool down time

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:48 AM   #26
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Sorry if I am too late, but I think that if your number one priority is to have a drinkable beer in three weeks, you would be best served to use a good healthy pitch of yeast. That could just be one pack of dry yeast, but since you've already smacked the kolsch, you may want to just throw that in too, although I'd imagine that the cell count of the dry would overpower the kolsch. A waste of 6-8 bucks on the yeast IMHO.

My best case suggestion? Pitch only the dry yeast on this batch and then brew again within the next week and use the kolsch yeast there. That way you should have some time to let that beer ferment and age properly. Nothing beats a nice kolsch in the summer!

Just reread that you are looking to do 8 gallons. If this is still the case, get as much yeast as you can in that brew!

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:27 AM   #27
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Probably too late, but why not pitch the dry yeast and use the Kolsch on another small batch whose purpose is just to harvest the yeast? That one you can let sit until ready, then harvest the yeast via washing....then you will have enough Kolsch yeast for a bunch (4-6) batches.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:17 AM   #28
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Thanks for the help, but I ended up pitching some dry yeast and using the kolsch. Hope it turns out.

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:38 PM   #29
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Thanks for the help, but I ended up pitching some dry yeast and using the kolsch. Hope it turns out.
Thats probably your best bet if you want a beer ready in three weeks! Good luck! What was your OG/Final Volume?

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:37 PM   #30
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My OG was 1.056... I ended up with about 7 gallons. And they were bubbling in the first 2-3 hours... soo off to a good start

 
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