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Old 10-04-2013, 01:17 PM   #951
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I don't think Bells has switched yeast, or at least I would be surprised if they do. The yeast culturing is popular enough they may actually see a drop in sales if they did, and I don't see how they lose anything by keeping it the way it is.

I consider it a bonus when I try a new variety of Bells that I will also get yeast for my next 3-4 batches from it. I can honestly say it affects my decision to buy it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #952
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Funny, I'm stepping up the Bell's yeast. I'm on my third step going from about 400 ml to about 1000 ml (plus around 700 ml from the previous steps). It's been two days now and the krausen hasn't gone down yet. Never seen that before in a starter or the Conan yeast I harvested. I have time, so I'll just let it go and wait till it comes down and then will refrigerate/decant before moving onto the last 1700 ml step. I was hoping to brew this next Sunday, but if I'm delayed, no big deal.
I turned up the stir plate a bit and it seems to be dropping now. I'll probably refrigerate tonight for 2 days and then move on to my last step. Then I can brew with it and have enough extra to save for subsequent batches.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:26 PM   #953
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I turned up the stir plate a bit and it seems to be dropping now. I'll probably refrigerate tonight for 2 days and then move on to my last step. Then I can brew with it and have enough extra to save for subsequent batches.
My krausen was quite large for awhile, now has dropped but is still there, so don't know if it has completely fermented yet. Was hoping to place in fridge tonight, but probably need to have all the krausen drop out, I would assume?

 
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:48 PM   #954
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For maximum yeast growth you should wait until fermentation is complete. You could always take a gravity reading if you are really concerned or just give it another day.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:39 AM   #955
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So mine final step from 1L to a little 2L (1.7L wort; 300-400 ml slurry) overflowed my 2L erlenmeyer flask. So 2L of a starter in a 2L flask is a bad idea, who knew? Actually I've done it before without issue, but the krausen was bigger on this one so it overflowed a bit. I was prepared though and had the flask in a 2 gallon bucket on top of my stir plate, so no harm done. When done I'll refrigerate and I plan to brew this this weekend.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #956
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I'm just curious to know how much Centennial people are using for the dry hop? The OP's recipe calls for just a 1/2 oz and I've seen some recipes call for 1 oz and I've also seen some call for 2 oz. What seems to be the accepted amount?

I'm brewing up a batch using the recipe on the first page this weekend. I'm going to be using wyeast 1272 as my last attempt at brewing this over a month ago I harvested yeast from Bells Oberon and the starter got infected and I had to dump all of my bottles (first infection and first dump ). So, I'm just going to skip the harvesting step to avoid an extra step where I could get an infection and from what I've heard, 1272 is as close as it gets anyways.

 
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:06 PM   #957
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I'm just curious to know how much Centennial people are using for the dry hop? The OP's recipe calls for just a 1/2 oz and I've seen some recipes call for 1 oz and I've also seen some call for 2 oz. What seems to be the accepted amount?

I'm brewing up a batch using the recipe on the first page this weekend. I'm going to be using wyeast 1272 as my last attempt at brewing this over a month ago I harvested yeast from Bells Oberon and the starter got infected and I had to dump all of my bottles (first infection and first dump ). So, I'm just going to skip the harvesting step to avoid an extra step where I could get an infection and from what I've heard, 1272 is as close as it gets anyways.
I've done 1.5 oz pellets in the keg with great results.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #958
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I've done 1.5 oz pellets in the keg with great results.
Happy medium sounds good to me!

 
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:44 PM   #959
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I'm just curious to know how much Centennial people are using for the dry hop? The OP's recipe calls for just a 1/2 oz and I've seen some recipes call for 1 oz and I've also seen some call for 2 oz. What seems to be the accepted amount?
I struggled with how much to dry hop as well. The Zymurgy recipe (link) calls for 3.5 oz, but OP's recipe calls for 0.5 oz. I went with 3 oz in each of my 5 gal buckets.

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I just did a side-by-side sample last night for the first time. The color is just slightly darker, but I think this is because my clone is slightly less clear, so maybe less light gets through. The nose is a bit different. The Bell's is more floral, almost rosy to me. My clone smells more of sweet hops, but my beer is also quite a bit fresher than the Bell's. Taste, The malt backbone is pretty spot-on, as is bitterness. I taste a bit more grassy hop flavor in my beer, but I think that's just because it is so young. Mouthfeel is a bit off. I don't think my beer is fully carbed up yet as it was on gas for just a week.

Overall, I'm very satisfied. This was my 4th or 5th batch overall. The beer impressed at a local homebrew club meeting, which pleased me!

 
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:57 PM   #960
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I have dry hopped with 2 oz in the keg on several batches of this now and it seems like a pretty good sweet spot. Just bought another lb of Centennial and I think this is going to be one of the next ones on the rebrew list.

 
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