Originally Posted by stoutaholic
A homebrewer with close connections to the New Glarus brewing staff told me that the text on the bottle is false -- there is no live yeast in the bottle. He was actually considering suing them for false advertising.
I believe it, 'cause I grow bacteria for my school stuff all the time (basically the same process as yeast starters)....and I got nothing to grow from 2 cases of spotted cow. There is definitely sediment in the bottles, but as far as I am concerned it is NOT live.
Kinda irks me that a company would use that as an advertising ploy
Just personal principles, or whathaveyou I guess.....
As an update - I am gonna brew my first partial-mash Spotted cow clone this weekend.....
3.30 lbs. Briess Pilsen LME
1.00 lbs. Briess Gold DME
1.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)
0.5# Briess Crystal 40L Malt
1.5# Flaked maize
1.0# Flaked barley
***Going to do the partial mash at 153F for 1 hour, and plan on a 3gal. boil.
0.5 oz. Cascade - 60min.
0.25 oz. Cascade - 30 min.
0.25 oz. Cascade - 5 min. (or maybe dry hop - haven't done this before)
White Labs Cream Ale (WLP-080)
Let me know what you guys think. Any suggestions?