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Old 09-28-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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Wyeast 2633--Octoberfest Lager Blend--does it need a diacetyl rest from your experience? Wyeast labs' site didn't specify (unlike their other lager blends) and the search came up empty.

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Old 09-28-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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I don't remember doing one, but I can't tell you for sure. I always taste for diacetyl whatever kind of lager yeast I'm using, and if I feel any "slickness" in the sample by tasting it, then I do one. I do one about 1/2 the time- but I always pitch a big big starter and always pitch cold. I think that often is what negates the need for a diacetyl rest.
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