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Old 01-04-2013, 02:13 AM   #21
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it will stop tasting like hot buttered ass.
Classic! I just wanged all over myself


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Old 01-04-2013, 02:15 AM   #22
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So do you do a taste test before & after the diacetyl rest to determine when it's "done"? Do the majority of brewers use liquid yeast for lagers? I'm using dry because it's super easy, & I've had good luck with dry yeast in ales.


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Old 01-04-2013, 02:18 AM   #23
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Lately I've been tasting them. It's considerable work, but it's worth it. I don't always do a diacetyl rest, but when I do I just let it go for 2-3 days and assume it's good.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:18 AM   #24
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You fellas need to get a grip on your wang or it will get in your beer
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:20 AM   #25
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I think I need to go to the store & buy a bottle of diacetyl just to see what it tastes like
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:22 AM   #26
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For a 1.048 lager you need 4 X 5g packets or 2 X 11.5g packets of yeast...about 355 billion cells. I use 3 days at room temp for my D-rest.
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I think I need to go to the store & buy a bottle of diacetyl just to see what it tastes like
artificially buttered popcorn....uses diacetyl
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Sounds like the OP is getting a bad case of wang. Use spring water.

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How did you aerate? I find proper aeration even more Important with lagers than ales. I think wyeast's website says you need like 12 ppm for lagers and shaking or aquarium pumps can only get you 8, so if your not usually an air stone with pure O2, that could be your problem - stressed yeast. Also pitching at 65 is a little higher than I like. I think it was Jamil who recommended chilling your wort into the mid to high 40s then pitching and letting the temp raise to 50 for fermentation. Starting high and bringing it down leaves that much more room for off flavors to develop during early fermentation stages when yeast are in main reproduction phase.
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I used 2 11.5 gm packets of yeast, but I just stir the hell out of the wort & then pitch. Always worked for ales, but doesn't, sound like it will for lagers.


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