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#1 HVB

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Posted 17 March 2020 - 08:51 AM

WOW .. just looked at LP and saw S-05 for 4.09/ package.  I will go with Ritebrew for 2.89/ pacakge.  I just wish Rite Brew had Golden Naked Oats, something LP did not have either.

 

Holy hell 4.99 at Northern Brewer and 4.49 at More Beer.  

 


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Posted 17 March 2020 - 08:57 AM

WOW .. just looked at LP and saw S-05 for 4.09/ package.  I will go with Ritebrew for 2.89/ pacakge.  I just wish Rite Brew had Golden Naked Oats, something LP did not have either.

 

Holy hell 4.99 at Northern Brewer and 4.49 at More Beer.  

 

yeah - basically the same price as my LHBS but without the drive or the yeast being really old.


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Posted 17 March 2020 - 12:32 PM

I think I paid $5.99 for 34/70 last time I bought it. Might have been $4.99 but high either way. I used to view dry yeast as a 1-time product but I probably reuse it 2 or 3 times now.


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Posted 17 March 2020 - 12:34 PM

I think I paid $5.99 for 34/70 last time I bought it. Might have been $4.99 but high either way. I used to view dry yeast as a 1-time product but I probably reuse it 2 or 3 times now.

I tend to use dry yeast a lot.  My go to for NEIPAs is a combo of 04/05 but with the large dryhops re-using it makes it a PITA.


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Posted 17 March 2020 - 12:57 PM

I tend to use dry yeast a lot.  My go to for NEIPAs is a combo of 04/05 but with the large dryhops re-using it makes it a PITA.

 

yeah - even without the large dryhop the hop debris that makes it from the kettle to the primary is even quite a bit of stuff.


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Posted 17 March 2020 - 01:24 PM

I've been using US-05 from a pack bought about two years ago.  I took out enough for a starter and saved the rest (plus another pack) for a day I didn't plan ahead.  Every starter made with that yeast and also some 1272 has about 600 ml reserved and saved for the next starter


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Posted 19 March 2020 - 05:52 AM

...Every starter made with that yeast and also some 1272 has about 600 ml reserved and saved for the next starter

 

Do you track the number of generations?


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Posted 19 March 2020 - 05:56 AM

Do you track the number of generations?

I never thought to do that


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Posted 19 March 2020 - 12:37 PM

The price of dry yeast is somewhat mitigated  by the fact that you don't need to buy DME to make a starter.  Saves  time, too.


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Posted 19 March 2020 - 12:49 PM

And if your brewing schedule allows for use of the same yeast for several batches, saving the slurry and repitching is a snap.


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Posted 19 March 2020 - 12:54 PM

The price of dry yeast is somewhat mitigated  by the fact that you don't need to buy DME to make a starter.  Saves  time, too.

 

I've been doing AG starters for quite a while now.  Finally found a use for that 300 micron hop basket


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Posted 19 March 2020 - 01:00 PM

I've been doing AG starters for quite a while now.  Finally found a use for that 300 micron hop basket

That's great, but I think you're in a minority.


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Posted 19 March 2020 - 02:11 PM

I've been doing AG starters for quite a while now.  Finally found a use for that 300 micron hop basket

 

I'm not sure I get what these two sentences have to do with each other.  do you use the hop basket to mash your starter wort?


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Posted 19 March 2020 - 02:13 PM

I ended up getting 5 each of S-05 and S-04. I also saw that Omega was shutting down for the time being so I grabbed Oktoberfest, Bayern, Mexican and Tropical IPA. The Omega was 5.99 and dry 34/70 was about 4 or over. I will stick with liquid at that price.

New Zealand pilsner on the way then a bastardized version of Denny's BVIP.
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Posted 19 March 2020 - 02:46 PM

I'm not sure I get what these two sentences have to do with each other.  do you use the hop basket to mash your starter wort?

I bought a duda diesel basket several years ago for kettle hopping.  Didn't like it and it just sat there for a long time.  I had a sterilizer that had a  circuit board die.  I bought another that day and took the dead one home.  This was 10 - 15 years ago.  I rewired it to just heat and made DME starters in it for years.  Then one day it hit me and found the basket fit inside it perfectly.  With a Ranco running temps and very little trial and error I could do a BIAB in the basket.  It took a time or two to figure out what temp to set the Ranco to since there was some residual heat gain to account for.   Soon I started reserving a pound of crushed grain from each batch for the next starter.

 

10 minute mash and drain.  Start heating to a boil and 7 minutes after it hits 170df I start chilling with an IC that fits in the sterilizer base.  This time of year it's maybe 30 - 35 minutes to setting the flask on a stirplate start to finish.

 

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 05:57 AM

I bought a duda diesel basket several years ago for kettle hopping.  Didn't like it and it just sat there for a long time.  I had a sterilizer that had a  circuit board die.  I bought another that day and took the dead one home.  This was 10 - 15 years ago.  I rewired it to just heat and made DME starters in it for years.  Then one day it hit me and found the basket fit inside it perfectly.  With a Ranco running temps and very little trial and error I could do a BIAB in the basket.  It took a time or two to figure out what temp to set the Ranco to since there was some residual heat gain to account for.   Soon I started reserving a pound of crushed grain from each batch for the next starter.

 

10 minute mash and drain.  Start heating to a boil and 7 minutes after it hits 170df I start chilling with an IC that fits in the sterilizer base.  This time of year it's maybe 30 - 35 minutes to setting the flask on a stirplate start to finish.

 

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Mind blown!!!

 

I CONSTANTLY forget to save some wort for the freezer for future starters so I keep some Malta on hand and occasionally use DME. Most often, though, I'll just use a vitality starter after boiling for a few minutes.


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