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Old 04-23-2011, 01:39 PM   #1221
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Just brewed this yesterday. Hoping it turns out great. Finished with a 1.041 OG which is a little lower than I expected, especially for an extract.

Usually I wait 3 weeks in primary. Would this be a candidate for only 1 or 2 week primary, then kegging?

 
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:30 AM   #1222
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Just primary that sucker for two weeks, keg it and let er rip... Should be good to go. It will improve with another week or so primary though. No need for secondary.
2 weeks seems long in the primary especially since the first post says from grain to glass in 2 weeks. Guess we will see what happens since I have seen people pull this off the yeast in as little as 4 days.

 
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:45 AM   #1223
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wow ended up with 84.5% apparent attenuation

OG 1.047
FG 1.007

mashed at 149

 
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:23 AM   #1224
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2 weeks seems long in the primary especially since the first post says from grain to glass in 2 weeks. Guess we will see what happens since I have seen people pull this off the yeast in as little as 4 days.
It may be long but I never go any less than two weeks regardless of the recipe.

 
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:09 PM   #1225
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@terrapinj - Which yeast did you use? I brewed this Friday. Mashed at 151 and pitched Safale 05. I'm kind of surprised at how slow the yeast is working. Just now starting to very slowly bubble. First time using dry yeast. I've always heard that they are fast starters

 
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:57 PM   #1226
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@terrapinj - Which yeast did you use? I brewed this Friday. Mashed at 151 and pitched Safale 05. I'm kind of surprised at how slow the yeast is working. Just now starting to very slowly bubble. First time using dry yeast. I've always heard that they are fast starters
Did you aerate the wort prior to pitching? Did you rehydrate the dry yeast? When I did this recipe using us-05 I had activity working 6 hours and had to switch to blowoff within 12 hours.

 
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:22 PM   #1227
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I did aerate but did not rehydrate. I had read that it was not necessary. Will that cause me problems?

 
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:47 PM   #1228
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I used nottingham rehydrated.

You can pitch dry but it apparently kills a lot of cells from the shock and can cause slower start times.

 
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:14 PM   #1229
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When I made this, I did it with nottingham rehydrated and it took about 24 hours before I saw any noticeable activity. Notty is a somewhat notorious slow starter.

 
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:44 PM   #1230
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Just did a 5gal AG of the original recipe with S-05 (nothing against Notty, just pretty loyal to 05). Bubbling away like crazy, can't wait. Been trying to find something that wife will drink, hopefully this does the trick.

 
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