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Greg Brewer
Username: Greg_r

Post Number: 247
Registered: 03-2005
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Posted on Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 08:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got around to brewing my alt recipe using K97 yeast. The yeast package did not have any date on it but I guess it was about 2 years old. However, after 48 hours from pitching and absolutely no activity, I gave up waiting and pitched a pack of US05 I kept in reserve. Positive pressure two hours after pitching, and I can see tiny bubbles bursting so at least now it is fermenting.

Of course, the K97 must have been past its prime but the US05 had a use by date of 7/09 so it was past due as well and is now getting the job done. I'm disappointed since this wort was particularly tasty and I had high hopes for good results with the K97.

Guess I've learned my lesson, and with the recent multiplying of dry yeast prices, I think I'll just stick with liquid yeasts.

Marc Rehfuss
Username: Marc_rehfuss

Post Number: 156
Registered: 03-2003
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Have you tasted the beer yet?