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  1. Omahawk

    Imperial Pub A09 Crazy Fast Fermentation?

    Agreed. I moved it to a warmer spot last night and it’s still not budging. I’ve kegged beers that looked more active than this, but kegging 72 hours in seems ludicrous. I’ll give it till this weekend at least, and do a hydrometer sample one more time. Im guessing it’ll come out at 1.010 again...
  2. Omahawk

    Imperial Pub A09 Crazy Fast Fermentation?

    Thanks for the confirmations. It is just crazy how “done” it is after only 48 hours. It’s not “finishing up” - this sucker is finished.
  3. Omahawk

    Imperial Pub A09 Crazy Fast Fermentation?

    Just used Imperial A09 pub ale in a relatively standard pale ale recipe. First time using Imperial Pub yeast. I PITCHED ON SATURDAY (1.052 OG) AND 48 HOURS LATER IT IS AT 1.010 SG AND APPEARS TO BE DONE. I checked it tonight after dinner and was shocked. No krausen or any activity. The trub...
  4. Omahawk

    First yeast starter

    You won’t always see any activity with starters, particularly if it’s a little older. Sometimes when there’s no activity, I can still detect a yeasty “beer is being made” smell that’s distinctly different than just plain old wort. Take a sniff and see if you detect that. I also sometimes will...
  5. Omahawk

    Slight Banana Flavor from Stressing the Yeast - American Lager Yeast

    Update. He brewed it with Kolsch yeast at ale temps and it was really clean and on point. Tasted just like a well made light American lager. Not my favorite but it was sure easy to drink.
  6. Omahawk

    Slight Banana Flavor from Stressing the Yeast - American Lager Yeast

    That's my understanding with that strain as well. The warmer the ferment, the more the hefe flavors.
  7. Omahawk

    Slight Banana Flavor from Stressing the Yeast - American Lager Yeast

    I've never used their strains before. I'll have to look into it. I'm hoping for the classic lager finish on this.
  8. Omahawk

    Slight Banana Flavor from Stressing the Yeast - American Lager Yeast

    I saw the crystal malt comment, too - I chose to ignore it,since I'm guessing it's in the neighborhood of 1% since I can't taste it. I might throw in an ounce of C-10L. in terms of the corn extract, I was assuming flaked corn would have the same taste. Maybe not? Not sure what a good substitute...
  9. Omahawk

    Slight Banana Flavor from Stressing the Yeast - American Lager Yeast

    Yeah, I'd heard 6-row in the past too, but the brewer says it's 2-row "Moravian" barley. I'm wondering what a slightly warm pitch for American Lager yeast is? 58-60 F? Thanks.
  10. Omahawk

    Slight Banana Flavor from Stressing the Yeast - American Lager Yeast

    I'm assuming the OG is somewhere around 1.04, if that helps.
  11. Omahawk

    Slight Banana Flavor from Stressing the Yeast - American Lager Yeast

    So I'm trying to help a friend clone Coors Light (no one is perfect, don't judge.) He enjoys all styles of beer, just has a soft spot for Coors Light. I found this interview with MillerCoors the brew master. millercoors brewmaster interview Lots of interesting information in the...
  12. Omahawk

    Oktoberfest high FG

    Not to hijack, but good to know. I've used the Wyeast Ofest blend in the past (2633) with success and ALMOST used the White Labs for this years' batch. I stuck with the WY 2633 this year and had a good attenuation, as always.
  13. Omahawk

    Lager (Baltic) Porter Fermentation?

    I'm ususally 32F-36F degrees for 1 month. At that temp and time, yeast autolysis hasn't been an issue for me - so I'm good leaving it on primary. So I can only speak to my process. You'd want to talk/do some research if you need to: 1) lager a little longer at 40F, and if so, 2) should you...
  14. Omahawk

    Lager (Baltic) Porter Fermentation?

    I agree with Jon, I bet it'll be fine. Maybe just a hint of fruitiness. Lager fermentation can take longer than 11 days - i never secondary a lager that soon (if I secondary at all). With lagers, patience is a virtue. With most lager strains, I typically ferment 45-52 F, and keep the temp...
  15. Omahawk

    WY1098 - How fast is too fast?

    While it was decent at Day 14, after spending 4-6 weeks in the keg cold, it was really good.
  16. Omahawk

    WY1098 - How fast is too fast?

    It came out a little cloudy, but appropriately carbed and tasty. I'm ready to roll. Thanks.
  17. Omahawk

    WY1098 - How fast is too fast?

    Yeah, I've always preferred to leave it in the primary a little more than I probably need to as well. Just curious if there was a reason to transfer, then let it sit in the keg a day, rather than just leaving it in the primary an extra day, then transfer and put the keg in the kegerator right...
  18. Omahawk

    WY1098 - How fast is too fast?

    Thanks for the advice. Samples have tasted pretty clean, so I should be good there. I'm going to take one last measurement today and make sure. Out of curiosity, what is the reason to keg warm and then leave at the higher temp for a day? Is it just due to potentially "rousing" the yeast via...
  19. Omahawk

    WY1098 - How fast is too fast?

    I brewed on short notice last Saturday night (11-14-14). Yooper's Fizzy Yellow beer (slightly tweaked with 7lbs Vienna, 3lbs US pale, .2 lbs acid malt). Mashed at 149 F. I am hoping to have it ready and kegged for a get together this coming Friday (11-28-14). I know I'm pushing it, and that's...
  20. Omahawk

    Bier de Garde Yeast - German Ale?

    The lagering is finally starting to pay off. I tried it in early July, and it had a little bit of a bite to it - but it has finally become much more smooth after lagering the last 3 months. I'll do this yeast and grain bill again.
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