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Re: Year old Yeast

Nice to hear it worked out for you.

Probably would say, you can sometimes make year old yeast work...in a pinch, if cannot get new yeast. And yes with multiple step starters. But probably not the best practice if a homebrewer can get fresh yeast.

Good job! Thanks for letting us know. :thumbs:

Re: Year old Yeast

You can only go as fast as the yeast will let you. A learning process, which is good for us all... Let us know how it goes as it can help others too.

Re: Year old Yeast

Can you get replacement yeast elsewhere? This would be best. It is possible but will take some time to get this yeast built up to where it should be. I would add a week and at least a second starter and brew it next weekend... If you brew and pitch this weekend anyhow, realize fermentation will take...

Re: First try at using BIABacus - can I get another set of eyes to see if I did this right?

Thanks Pat. I did not put the B for Boil Only. That explains the problem. Didn’t know that we need to. What does S for Steeping do to the calculation? I used to steep but normally now just make the grain part of the mash. Easier and seems to work fine. But some of these grains have no diastatic powe...

Re: First try at using BIABacus - can I get another set of eyes to see if I did this right?

Hi Pat, This is great stuff... It is awesome to read a post with so much thought put into it!!! :thumbs: I had questions as well on when using sugar (I’ve done this one time in my 55 BIAB batches), what changes if any does one make with the BIABacus file? I see you left his file adjustment with a ch...

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello gdp66 , and welcome to the forum! I always would recommend going a little larger than you plan to brew. Can always scale it back but cannot scale it larger without new equipment. For example, I thought 10-gallon brew kettle would work for my planned 5-gallon batches and almost went that way. O...

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