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Old 10-21-2007, 08:29 AM   #1
Aug 2007
Minneapolis, MN
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I bought five 1gallon jugs and have well over 5 gallons of treetop apple juice so I thought it would be interesting to compare some different yeasts.

What sort of yeast would you recommend comparing? Right now I'm thinking of trying something like this:
  • Muntons Ale Yeast
  • Lalvin 71B-1122
  • Lalvin ICV D-47
  • Red Star Cotes Des Blanc
  • Red Star Montrachet
  • White Labs WLP720
  • White Labs WLP775

As you can see I probably need to buy a few more jugs but that's not a big deal.

Besides checking the SG each day, and the results, what other sort of variables/conditions would you monitor?
On Deck:
Primary A: Fuggles I.P.A. Primary B: Jonathan & Heidi Mead
Primary C: Pina Melomel Primary D: EdWort's Apfelwein Mod.
Primary E: Effel 07 (Blue Wine) Bottling: BrewFrick Panty Dropper Mod. (Clover Hoof)
Drinking: Schells Beer
Planning: Octane I.P.A.

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Old 10-21-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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Jan 2007
Reading, MA
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Just the end taste and end FG corrected for temperature. Assuming they'll all ferment at identical conditions. If you were usingi a hefe yeast (WLP300) you might try it at 68F or so.

Primary - California Common -finally!
Secondary - nothing, back after year plus hiatus
Keg carbing & conditioning - nada
Drinking - store bought: Loose Cannon IPA, Wachusett IPA.
On deck: Trying to decide (beer); wine kit likely (red wine)

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Old 10-21-2007, 10:17 PM   #3
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As soon as I get my hands on enough 1g fermenters, I'll be doing experiments of this kind too.
Marbles baby, marbles.

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