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    Don't Do That.

    X>Z at all times
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    Don't Do That.

    It exists
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    Why Not to Pitch On Your Yeast Cake

    Could be longer. I've had beers from people that sat on the yeast for a year and tasted perfectly clean.
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    That's interesting and makes sense. I wonder if adding the first dry hop with the yeast would change the biotransformation at all or lead to grassy off flavors (my nemesis). It's worth a split test batch at least.
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    That's just how I felt about my azacca so maybe it's just me. I tried dennys favorite 50 (wyeast) in a NE pale ale a while back and thought the beer came out nice so you may want to try a few more yeasts. Do you not consider Austin home brew supply local (maybe too big or bought out)? I would...
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    Double IPA Pliny the Elder Clone

    The 0.5oz bittering charge won't have much but a piney bitterness and should round out the bitterness pretty well (it's also a little softer than warrior). I use chinook in heavy whirlpool/dryhop doses and it's a bit tropical.
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    Heady Topper- Can you clone it?

    Agreed, mechanics of a commercial vessel are different than most homebrewing systems. There will even be differences in our systems for hop utilization and your 5 minute addition may be a 10 minute or flameout addition for me.
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    Caramel Apple Hard Cider

    Spoilage. If you want to play around with it you can add a little lactose as it won't spoil and won't ferment so it can be a backsweetener. Beware, it doesn't taste great at quantity so maybe a tiny bit in the caramel and adjust to flavor over several batches.
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    I think that's just the azacca hop that tastes that way
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    American IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Depends on the judge but oh yeah, lots ding it for appearance at least 1 point (3pt section) but a lot will penalize you in other ways too. Just make sure it's not yeasty or you'll get a terrible score and don't get offended when people score poorly when it's a good beer. I had someone score a...
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    Sweet Stout Left Hand Milk Stout Clone

    The 1056 will be just fine. I would think you're FG would be lower with the low SG so that will help with the extra lactose you added. Even so, it's not a huge difference and some people like this more sweet than others (I always dial the lactose back personally). If it's too sweet for you do a...
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    New Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast?

    Yeah, it's done. Especially since you're doing a fruit secondary I'd just move to the next step, no real reason to wait unless you want to reuse the yeast cake and want to wait to rack the beer off.
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    American IPA Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come)

    Disclaimer, not a perfect yeast for this beer but it will work well. Cry havoc is an awesome yeast. It works well for this beer too. Mid 60s is pretty clean more like Chico ale but not as hop forward. 68-71 is mild British ale characteristics, much above 72-73 and you get some off flavors but...
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    Mr Beer - Read all about it and ask questions

    The American light and Canadian light should be basically the same beer, not sure about the Pilsner. Yes, the kits are as easy as they say. I'd pitch the old yeast into the trash and spend a couple of bucks on good dry yeast. The cleaning stuff they include isn't really a sanitizer but should...
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    Mr Beer - Read all about it and ask questions

    I wouldn't dump it back in, it would suck to infect a batch because you're trying to be frugal. Better to get a refractometer and use the finishing gravity calculator at Sean Terrill's website.