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Offline DrSmurto

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November meeting - Yeast
« on: September 09, 2015, 10:04:04 PM »
November's meeting (Wednesday 18th of November) will have a presentation by Mike Roach on our little friends, yeast. Mike is a microbiologist who is also BJCP Certified (did the course with Jared Birbeck, Jeff Wright  (Vale brewing), Dan, myself and a few others) and is an experienced homebrewer.

Any questions you have about yeast, any urban myths you'd like busted, anything that confuses you, please add them to this thread. I've suggested he start off with no assumed knowledge but as always, this is your club so it's up to you to contribute.

The cold side of brewing is the critical part of our hobby that I'd wager is where the majority of problems arise.

A presentation not to be missed!



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Re: November meeting - Yeast
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 10:50:56 PM »
Brilliant job lads, looking forward to this.
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Re: November meeting - Yeast
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 11:34:35 PM »
Looks solid! Mike certainly knows a few things about yeast.

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Re: November meeting - Yeast
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2015, 12:43:59 PM »
BUMP!

This is next month.

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Re: November meeting - Yeast
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2015, 03:16:54 PM »
What date?
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Re: November meeting - Yeast
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2015, 06:47:58 PM »
18th November
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Re: November meeting - Yeast
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2015, 08:07:24 PM »
Fantastic! I can make this meeting, looking forward to it!
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Re: November meeting - Yeast
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2015, 09:56:43 AM »
Just checked the work calendar and it doesn't look like I'm travelling that week so should be able to make it... at this stage.

Off sick for the two weeks after that though.
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Re: November meeting - Yeast
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2015, 01:30:31 PM »
I have a question I would like discussed on the night please:

In regards to yeast starters, is it best to prepare the starter earlier in the week before brewing, allow the yeast to do their thing, settle and then decant off the spent wort and only pitch the yeast slurry at the bottom OR is it better to prepare yeast starter 24 hrs before brew day and just pitch the whole lot?
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Re: November meeting - Yeast
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2015, 03:08:51 PM »
Good question.
I make it earlier in the week. Once it's done, crash chill for a couple days. Then brew day, decant off spent starter. Pull a litre wort from the kettle, boil, chill it. Then add it back to the yeast on a stir plate to help wake it back up.

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