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Dry yeast

Postby pietro » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:39 am

Every lager I have brewed, I have used 2nd-or-later generation yeast at online calc-recommended pitch rates.

We are brewing a helles next weekend, so I don't have time to get through a batch on our pilot system and grow yeast.

I have heard great things about S-189, and we were originally planning on using WY 2206.

Just wanted to check with folks here as to whether there is any preference between repitched slurry or rehydrated dry.

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Re: Dry yeast

Postby Bryan R » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:14 pm

I am not a fan of dry yeasts to be honest, if the slurry is viable and well handled I would use that.




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Re: Dry yeast

Postby Bryan R » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:38 am

Says the 5.2 guy. ;)




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Re: Dry yeast

Postby pietro » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:50 am

If there is actual usage of 5.2 stabilizer, that in my mind is more damaging to credibility than quoting Mr. Conn!

So Bryan may kick me off the board for saying this, but I am likely somewhere between Denny and Bryan and the other purists on here.

If I had come upon this in my brewing infancy, I probably would be all-in like many of you, but the reality is "as easily as possible" and "as quickly as possible" (both without REALLY NOTICABLY impacting beer quality) are both present in my brewing mission statement with a 19-month old at home, and a relatively unmedicated golf addiction.

I think Denny does a lot of things for a lot of homebrewers, but I do think the dogmatic "its the way I like it" or "I can't tell a difference" that ends some dialogues can be a little insufficient for me. Though of course that goes the other way too (ahemBRYANahem :mrgreen: )

Looks like we may not be brewing this weekend anyway, so it may make sense for me to do a starter batch on the pilot system so I can use some 2nd-gen 2206 for the 1/2 bbl helles.
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