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Posted 03 December 2021 - 12:22 PM

I'm completely out of chocolate and roasted barley (the RB was from one of the first group buys I did with some folks here, so yes, you can keep using really old RB) due to this last batch.  I'm also thinking of picking up some Verdant and maybe some kind of dry kviek when I hit up my semi-local HBS in Nashua.

 

the lutra is pretty pricey for a pack of dry yeast (11g for $7.99!) but if you only need to pitch part of that pack for 10 gallons of beer I'd be fine with it.  I was originally thinking of trying the voss (lallemand) for a few bucks less.

I paid 5.25 for lutra.  I am hoping that if I like it I will be able to get several brews out of it or even save some.

 

I think I still have some grain from one of those original buys.  Long time ago!!



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Posted 03 December 2021 - 12:35 PM

I paid 5.25 for lutra.  I am hoping that if I like it I will be able to get several brews out of it or even save some.

 

I think I still have some grain from one of those original buys.  Long time ago!!

 

what made you go for the lutra?



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Posted 03 December 2021 - 01:01 PM

what made you go for the lutra?

Honestly it was Gusso gushing about it.  Figured I would try it.

 

I think I have some Voss liquid in the fridge too that I bought for this recipe https://beerandbrewi...inded-hazy-ipa/



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Posted 03 December 2021 - 02:48 PM

I ordered more Verdant and got a pack of dry Lutra as well. Are you adding an entire package when you start?


The first time I did it, I just dumped the wort on a previous yeast cake (from liquid). My most recent batch, I used a whole pack of the dry. Both were quick and active fermentations.

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 03:19 PM

I kind of want to try under pitching Voss to maybe get some orange.

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 07:20 PM

I kind of want to try under pitching Voss to maybe get some orange.


Go for it. I haven't achieved that pronounced "orange" yet from dry Voss. But i also never underpitched.
Not so much orange but fruity was my experience with Hornindal. A liquid, to date, I believe it contributed to my fruitiest IPA ever.

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 08:07 PM

Honestly it was Gusso gushing about it. Figured I would try it.

I think I have some Voss liquid in the fridge too that I bought for this recipe https://beerandbrewi...inded-hazy-ipa/


Personally, I think the Lutra is fantastic in the Baltic Porter. I also used it in an Imperial Faux Lager that was very good.

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 06:01 AM

Still fermenting or at least outgassing!

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 07:32 AM

The first time I did it, I just dumped the wort on a previous yeast cake (from liquid). My most recent batch, I used a whole pack of the dry. Both were quick and active fermentations.


I'm referring to using Lutra in a Baltic Porter above.

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 02:30 PM

it didn't ferment out as much as last time (1.022 vs 1.016) but the ABV is about the same as last time (8.9%).  attenuation was 75% this time vs about 80% last time.

 

I think 1.022 isn't actually that bad for a beer like this.  it's pretty rich and chocolatey based on the warm hydro sample.


Edited by Mando, 05 December 2021 - 02:30 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2021 - 02:44 PM

That sounds bad. Bring it down to me for disposal :)

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 03:04 PM

That sounds bad. Bring it down to me for disposal :)

 

ha!  I just need to figure out a reason to be down that way.  always let me know if you are passing through as you sometimes do.


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Posted 05 December 2021 - 03:42 PM

I've been going through my latest quite quickly. My wife has contributed to that. Her favorite beer of mine outside of the White Christmas Stout.

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 03:46 PM

it didn't ferment out as much as last time (1.022 vs 1.016) but the ABV is about the same as last time (8.9%). attenuation was 75% this time vs about 80% last time.

I think 1.022 isn't actually that bad for a beer like this. it's pretty rich and chocolatey based on the warm hydro sample.


With the Lutra, I'm at about 10%. Don't remember the numbers exactly off the top of my head. Definitely under or around 1.015 fg.

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Posted 07 December 2021 - 08:30 AM

I'm going to take another sample to check the gravity today just in case it's still moving slowly down.



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Posted 07 December 2021 - 12:17 PM

I think she is done. Might be down to 1.021 but hard to tell. Outgassing seems to have pretty much stopped.

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 06:08 PM

Primary is all chilled. I'm sure this first pull will be pretty cloudy but I'm excited to try it.

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 07:17 PM

Primary is all chilled. I'm sure this first pull will be pretty cloudy but I'm excited to try it.


Remind mw, do you use floating dip tubrs?

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 07:19 PM

I do not, trimmed dip tube.
Holy crap I do have some. I forgot but didn't use here.

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Posted 12 December 2021 - 07:01 AM

so just a reminder to all, if your beer is pretty carbonated make sure you have plenty of back pressure on the receiving keg when you transfer so it doesn't foam up on the way there!  I figured it out pretty early but this one was particularly bad.  normally I only need like 5 PSI on the receiving side but this one was more like 10-12 PSI.




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