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Old 09-14-2012, 03:56 PM   #21
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I've used Cooper's ale yeast mostly. But I found that midwest & northern brewer carry the same yeast from Cooper's in a 15g packet vs the 7g normal size you get in the can's false lid. I re-hydrate the 15g packets for 20-30 minutes. Then after hydrometer test,stir the yeast cream & pitch. Def starts faster & more vigorously.
Fermenting this yeast at 66-68F is better as well. I've also used US-05 with results very much like the Cooper's. Just no or very little fruity esters from the 05. But the US-05 is only like 11.5g.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:44 PM   #22
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If you decide to re-hydrate your yeast, you may want to check the manufacturer's spec sheets to get the correct temperature at which to re-hydrate. Pitching your yeast dry is not as bad as re-hydrating your yeast incorrectly. FYI, US-05 should be re-hydrated at 80* +-5, not 90-100. See http://www.fermentis.com/fo/pdf/IB/E...e_US-05_IB.pdf for more info.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:50 PM   #23
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Forgot to mention that,my bad y'all. I re-hydrate at about 75F in 2 cups of boiled & cooled water. I boil it for only about 10 minutes before covering & cooling. Then add dry yeast & cover again. I've even nuked 2C of water in a pyrex measuring cup covered with plastic wrap. Stick a quick check thermometer in it to keep an eye on the lowering temp till I get 75F-ish.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:11 PM   #24
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I did....he just laughed and said that I will figure it out after awhile....so not much help. If I pursued it he might help me out tho
Sounds like a dick.
I'm serious.
(unless he dislikes you )

Did he invent all of his recipes, without copying and modifying others recipes?

How did he learn to brew?
Did he ask questions and people answered him?

If someone asks for advice at a friendly gathering, like a home brew club, why would you not offer some advice? What does it cost you.


PS - I just realized this is a zombie thread (from 4 years ago). LOL

 
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