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Old 05-11-2008, 12:48 AM   #1
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Apr 2008
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Just finished putting my first batch in the primary a couple hours. Went to check on it just now and holy crap its already fermenting. Theres a bubble in the air lock every couple seconds and a nice head of krausen developing. All I pitched was a smack pack of Wyeast Belgian Abbey II that I left out at room temp over night.

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Old 05-11-2008, 03:00 AM   #3
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Southern VT
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Eager beaver yeast !

Best I have ever seen is abt 4 hours, and that was after pitching onto a yeast cake
Bill Clark
Windham, VT

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Old 05-12-2008, 12:48 PM   #4
Mar 2008
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I pitched a 1.096 beer onto a yeast cake and had Krausen out the blow-off in 2 hours!!! I had bubbles in the blow-off bucket in 45 minutes, and krausen starting in 1 hour. Needless to say, the yeast cake was very fresh (brewed the weekend before, transfered to 2ndary as I brewed the big batch) But I was still suprized since I chilled it down to about 63 degrees, and my only aeration method is splashing.


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Old 05-12-2008, 02:18 PM   #5
Apr 2008
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Very nice. Especially for liquid yeast without a starter. Mine always take 2-3 days without a starter.
Primary 1: Oatmeal Coffee Stout
Secondary: American Mild IPA
Keg 1: English Bitter

Next up: Double IPA for friend, Kolsch, Graff, American Wheat, Dunkleweizen.

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Old 05-12-2008, 02:51 PM   #6
Mar 2008
Somerville, MA
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I've head very good results with the smack packs. I just let them balloon up (1-2 hours) and pitch.
Primary: empty
Secondary: empty
Bottled: empty

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