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Old 01-14-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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With all my fancy schmancy brewing I've been doing lately I have been relying on harvested and cultivated yeasts mainly and at least WLP yeasts with big starters.

Yesterday I did an IPA and just pitched a dry packet of 05 into the carboy after aeration. Wake up this morning and the carboy is pretty much ready for a blowoff tube. And I like the taste of 05 beers too. Nice and clean and dependent upon the high quality of the ingredients to make a good finished product.

Man does that air coming out of the airlock smell great! It is hop heaven. 5 oz so far with another 1.5 oz going in on secondary. My whole kitchen smells like a combo of citrus and pine and x'mas and . . .well. . . victory.


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Old 01-14-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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Yeah, 05 or 04 are my standard "go to" yeasties for 95% of my brewing. It's clean, takes off fast and you really don't need to worry about rehydrating it.

It's also gluten free for you gluten free brewers (grown on molasses rather than barley.)

Not to mention it's dirt cheap....I pick up a pack or two every time I go to the lhbs and leave it in the fridge.

Unless I'm trying to get a flavor profile from from yeast (like in Belgians) I just use these...


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Old 01-14-2009, 04:47 PM   #3
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Hey that's good to know.

I was going to use Windsor but was only able to get 05. I pitched 22g
rehydrated on my first 5 gallon batch for a Pale Ale and after 2 days I
have about 4+ inches of krausen and my carboy is churning and bubbling
at 62f. Fermentation started within 12 hours.

And my closet smells like glorious hops!
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:51 PM   #4
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Good stuff, used a pack Sunday.

Aerate, rehydrate and it will be bubbling away in a hour. Nice, clean taste for an ale, too.
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Right now I really can't afford liquid yeast (8.99 @ lhbs). I love o5. It does start quick and my beers come out very clean tasting. Also, if you read the temp range for this strain, it is pretty forgiving. I think it's like 59 to 75 F. I ferment most beer at about 67 and they come out great.
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I love the fermentis yeasts. Those lil guys are champs and take off quick. Never once rehydrated them.
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I just used a Nottingham, and after 2 weeks in the primary I still have these tiny brownish floaters that just won't give up and die.
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I used S04 in a pumpkin ale I made and it was crystal clear after just 2 weeks in the primary...I will be using this yeast for just about everything I make in the future
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I just used a Nottingham, and after 2 weeks in the primary I still have these tiny brownish floaters that just won't give up and die.
Notty is a champ too! Despite your stubborn ferment. (Too cold maybe?) It adds a nice British Isles touch.
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Yeah, 05 or 04 are my standard "go to" yeasties for 95% of my brewing. It's clean, takes off fast and you really don't need to worry about rehydrating it.

It's also gluten free for you gluten free brewers (grown on molasses rather than barley.)

Not to mention it's dirt cheap....I pick up a pack or two every time I go to the lhbs and leave it in the fridge.

Unless I'm trying to get a flavor profile from from yeast (like in Belgians) I just use these...
Did not know about the gluten free part. (Don't really know gluten -free in general, don't care to.)

I have forced lately to go liquid because my last four batches have been Belgians. My next two will be as well. I enjoyed this break.


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