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Wyeast yeast replacements: US-05?

Well, kind of....WY1056, WLP001 and US-05 all had the same original source, but through time and the process of drying 05, they've diverged a bit. 1056 and 001 are very clean, with the main ...
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Yeast not settling or contamination?

Yeast with a high floculation rate will do this, they usually break off the bottom and float up from trapped c02. Beer looks really clear, good job. When you rack to secondary, go ahead and let the ...
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My first yeast starter with a stir plate, possibly a disaster

Smack packs contain yeast nutrients, and sugars nothing magical. Its just a mini starter in a bag for proofing yeast for direct pitching. Don't need it at all If doing your own starter. If you do all ...
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Wyeast Smack Pack did not inflate

I'd say you were too impatient. There's no reason to assume that the pack will inflate that fast. The ROT is to give it one day for every week past manufacture. So even if the pack was only a ...
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Bottle Conditioning with Saison Yeast - Any adjustments to priming sugar necessary?

Nope. Keep your priming sugars the same. Explanation: The sugars we usually use for carbonation is 100% (or near 100%) fermentable. Thus, it will cause the same amount of carbonation.
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Bottle Conditioning with Saison Yeast - Any adjustments to priming sugar necessary?

Nope, you don't need to change a thing.
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Worried about extent of inflation of Wyeast 4766 package

The Wyeast smack packs have a small nutrient pouch inside the main pouch (which contains the yeast slurry). The nutrients will cause the yeast to "wake up" and consume the sugars in the nutrient ...
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International flight kill my yeast?

The smack pack should have inflated in the six hours between breaking the nutrient seal and opening it. If it didn't, that's an indication that the yeast are not working at full strength. If you don'...
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Fermentis S04 vs.US05

Fermentation time will depend on a lot of factors...if you want to compare to Wyeast, you need to specify which strain. 05 and 1056 ferment in about the same amount of time. but 05 often takes longer ...
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Bottle Conditioning with Saison Yeast - Any adjustments to priming sugar necessary?

if people are still wondering about these results.. both of these strains were found to be S. cerevisiae var. diastaticus and contain the gene that allows them to chop up dextrins and do this very ...
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Liquid yeast Starter Activator Smack Pack

Assuming you're talking about Wyeast, they recommend incubating '3-5 hours or more' after smacking. You certainly can wait days, and in fact may have to for older or poorly stored yeast packs, but it ...
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What is the control recipe for official yeast attenuation ratings?

I was able to find at least one paper in which a standardized wort was used to classify many (153) yeast strains based on, among four other parameters, degree of attenuation. The wort used was an '...
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What is the control recipe for official yeast attenuation ratings?

I have veiwed a few papers and this one contained similar proportions to other references but was the only one to contain a reference for the source of the proportions. Isolation and Characterization ...
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Yeast not settling or contamination?

From the picture it looks like normal yeast clumps to me. Sometimes you get dried krausen falling back in the beer and it doesn't really dissolve and settle out. Its hard to say looking at an ...
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Taste diacetyl in my first Pilsner :(

Looks just like a little bit rushed for the total schedule. It wouldn't have hurt the beer any to let it finish out at the warmer temp of 60F. Instead your data shows you started to chill it back ...
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Taste diacetyl in my first Pilsner :(

Short Answer: Oxygenation or Yeast Did you stir it enough to oxygenate the wort? Did you use enough yeast (you must have, sorry answered this one for you)? How did you store the yeast? Yeast age? ...
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Finicky Wyeast 3724 Stall

Obviously too late to help you, but I've used 3724 extensively and never had the stall after reading an article about saison yeasts by Drew Beechum. He said that 3724 doesn't perform well under ...
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Finicky Wyeast 3724 Stall

The Saison strains are very sensitive to CO2 toxicity. Most of the CO2 produced during fermentation escapes out the airlock but some of it does dissolve into the beer. (A taste test of a small ...
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Wyeast yeast replacements: US-05?

You say you "need it for Tokyo"? If you're patient Advanced Brewing ships specialty yeasts in Japan, though they don't update their stocks so you'll need to check with them to see what they have ...
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Yeast for dubbel

When can you get the yeast? I would definitely not go for it if you're not going to be able to let it get started at all. If you can get the yeast a day or two in advance and get it partially started ...
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Bottle Conditioning with Saison Yeast - Any adjustments to priming sugar necessary?

I just finished a saison using 3724. Gravity went from 1.055 to 1.009. I used the amount of priming sugar for 3.2 volumes, and after 1.5 weeks in bottles they are VERY carbonated. I was thinking I ...
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Fermentis S04 vs.US05

The ferm times were about the same. What was different was the taste. An UNBELIEVABLE difference. It really doesn't taste like the same beer. You really wouldn't know it was the same beer in fact. I ...
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Wyeast Smack Pack did not inflate

A pack that does not inflate could be ok. Some strains are slower to start. But, if you made a starter and there's still no activity, the yeast may be inactive. I wouldn't risk it in my batch. I'd get ...
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