Trying some new dry yeast

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scrap iron

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My old fermenter fridge died after 12+ years of faithful use not long ago. After looking for a used replacement with no luck I bought a new fridge. I am now brewing more Lagers and have had some success. I brewed my first Bo-Pils a few months ago with WY2001 PC [ Pilsner Urquell ] with Czech Saaz hops that came out great and won a couple of medals. I got some dry yeast included in my rewards Fermentis S-189 and Mangrove Jacks M84. I found where the M84 is supposed to be Pilsner Urquell strain and will be trying it in another Bo-Pils. So any suggestions for S-189 and comments on M84 ? I've not used dry yeast since I first started brewing 17 years ago.
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So any suggestions
Nope. Other than I like the simplicity of dry yeast overall. Those I'm using now I direct pitch them and use no aeration. Dry really simplifies brew day for me.

You might heed the caution on the M84 though if you want to brew a higher ABV beer.
HIGHER ALCOHOL BEERS: This strain will perform reasonably well in higher alcohol beer production up to 8% ABV. Beer of over 7% ABV will be slightly sweet, and the alcohol may be slightly hot
 

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I direct pitch them and use no aeration.
I've read that aeration is not necessary for dry which is good news to me since I really found it distasteful rowing and paddling my wort with a long-handled slotted spoon because of the random splashing outside the fermenter. Hit the wort just wrong and a loop of wort would go in any direction.
Haven't tried it yet but soon.
 
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Nope. Other than I like the simplicity of dry yeast overall. Those I'm using now I direct pitch them and use no aeration. Dry really simplifies brew day for me.

You might heed the caution on the M84 though if you want to brew a higher ABV beer.
Thanks, good to know.
 
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