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2 months 2 weeks ago #3672 by Dave Harry
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Gday Cellar Dwellers, Gavan and Finnroo.

Haven't been on here for a while, so hope everyone is all good.
Just wondering on people's thoughts on using liquid yeast, instead of say US-05.
I'm buying it from a home brew supplier in Melbourne, getting it sent down to where I am in Warrnambool.

My aim is to try and produce a better beer with the Wyeast liquid product. I brew mainly AG pale ales.

Are I wasting my time, or are the results from say a dry yeast producing a similar result, that maybe spending the extra time and money on the liquid yeast and the starter is not really worth it. I'm interested in peoples opinions and appreciate any response.

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Dave

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2 months 2 weeks ago #3673 by Finnroo
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I personally havnt used liquid yeast. So much choice out there its sometimes hard to decide what is best, Youve done yourself a favour by giving it a go, and then youll know if its worth it or not. I always rehydrate my yeast and then harvest it for a couple of generations then start again. I do think i get maybe better results from my harvested yeast.
Controled fermentation temp has really been my biggest break through with my beer. Niceone Dave ,please let us know what you think of your liquid yeast, it should be good. cheers takecare.

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2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 2 weeks ago #3675 by Gash
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G'day Dave, I think every brewer at some stage reads or hears that liquid yeast is better and so has a dabble. Personally I don't think there is a difference in final beers. What is different is you'll get a lot more variety in liquid yeasts. Liquid yeast should usually be made into a starter first, which is extra work this can often make people think that the liquid yeast is doing a better job where actually its more likely the higher yeast count and hence better ferment that probably made the beer better. Also 99% of people don't seem to read the instructions on dry yeast and think they know better than the manufacturers on their use..
Use each correctly and you won't be able to tell the difference, no one will.
I used liquid yeasts for a couple of years but have gone back to dry yeast due to lack of time and to save some money, unless I'm after a speciality yeast. I liked the Irish Ale yeast from Wyeast and one of the belgian ones was good I just can't recall right now which it was.
Cheers!
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2 months 2 weeks ago #3684 by Dave Harry
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Thanks for the advice Gash, Finnroo

Yeah i have two similar pale ales that are finished beers with exactly the same ingredients, similar numbers for gravity, volumes etc and you can't notice any difference from the liquid yeast, or US05 version.

Now onto brewing a hefeweizen this weekend.
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Dave
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2 months 2 weeks ago #3685 by Finnroo
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Brilliant Dave, cheers for that. Now i know too, thanks mate takecare

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cliveinthemiddle - Tue 19 Feb - 22:32

Cheers Finnroo

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Tue 19 Feb - 06:41

Yes just stick to your plan. The airlock is not always an indication of whats going on, cheers :)

cliveinthemiddle - Mon 18 Feb - 20:49

Hi again, my NEIPA started fermenting sturday night, has been bubbling madly since. However I have just checked it (Monday night) and it has stopped bubbling. I was going to dry hop day 4/7 - should I still stick to plan?cheers, Rob

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Mon 18 Feb - 18:05

My experience is it produces a fuller bodied beer with a higher FG.Attenuation being 70 to 75% Cheers

Kiwi - Mon 18 Feb - 15:28

Have you guys tried m15 yeast if so what was your experience

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