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kal
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Excellent! Glad to hear the recipe worked out for you!

Kal

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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally brewed this today. Hops? Oh yea, in your face!!

Thanks Kal for the recipe.

Chris
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kal
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Working on: Weizen


PostLink    Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you enjoyed it!

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codex



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PostLink    Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Planning to brew this for my my next (5th) batch on the EB..

I have a question on the amount of yeast required for this recipe. I am not advanced enough to make starters yet, so just pitching the pre packed liquid yeast.

The recipe calls for 8 packets for 10gal. I am intending to use Wyeast 2001 yeast. On the packet it says one pack is enough to ferment 5 gal (100 billion cells). In that case, 2 packs would do for my 10 gal batch. So why does the recipe call for 8 packs (4 packs per 5 gal batch)

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kal
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Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


PostLink    Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

codex wrote:
The recipe calls for 8 packets for 10gal. I am intending to use Wyeast 2001 yeast. On the packet it says one pack is enough to ferment 5 gal (100 billion cells). In that case, 2 packs would do for my 10 gal batch. So why does the recipe call for 8 packs (4 packs per 5 gal batch)

This is a debate that is very old amongst brewing circles. Read this:

https://www.brewersfriend.com/2012/11/07/yeast-pitch-rates-explained/

TL;DR: For the the cleanest tasting beers (something that you do want with most lagers) many brewers will suggest much higher than manufacturer suggested pitch rates. That's what I do.

Try a split batch: Do 5 gallons with the manufacturer recommend pitch rate and the other 5 with the pitch rate suggested by many pitch rate calculators like this one I link to in my Yeast Starter guide: https://www.brewersfriend.com/yeast-pitch-rate-and-starter-calculator/

See which you prefer.

For what it's worth, pitching what I consider proper rates is incredibly important to making good beer. More important than anything you'll do on the hot side during the brew day.

Making a starter is very simple and will save you money on the long run. In fact, it only takes a few batches to pay for itself. My step by step is here: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30668

Good luck!

Kal

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codex



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PostLink    Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Kal for the expert advice as always.

Read the information on yeast, on the links, and it was interesting reading. After what I have read, I don't think I will chance using one pack per 5 gallon, as I would want to get the best results possible after buying ingredients and making the wort. So will go for the 8 packs as in the recipe.

One thing for sure, I need to learn how to make yeast starters, fast.

Will let you know how it turns out

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kal
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Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


PostLink    Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely consider starters if you're considering buying 8 packs. The money you'll save by buying 1 pack instead of 8 will pay for the little bit of extra equipment you need to make starters very quickly. Not to mention that the yeast will be much fresher (i.e. buying 8 packs that are already a bit old may actually be the same as buying 4 packs!).

See my YEAST STARTER guide: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30668
Making yeast starters is very simple. If you already know how to brew, you know how to make a starter.

Kal

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Joined: 30 Jan 2016
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Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Drinking: Liquid Schwartz Schwarzbier, Stinky Porter, Spiced Apple Cider

Working on: AbbyNormal Glutton Free Framboise Lambic, Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse, Pineapple Cider


PostLink    Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made a fresh batch of BohPils last week..

Only thing that changed from previous batches was using RO water treated to Pilsen water.

Ca-5 Mg-3 Na-0 SO4-10 Cl-8

Insane amounts of foam during boil.. Basically a never ending hot break. Even a few drops of FermcapS didn't do much.

Longer protein rest in future batches help with that perhaps?

20 min 122F Protien Rest
20 min ramp to Sacch Rest
60 min 152F Sacch Rest
20 min ramp to Mashout
15 min at 168F Mashout

Sparge took 1:30.
Mash pH was 5.44

Final runnings 1.010, pH 5.8.
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