Huge Krausen from BRY-97 starter

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  1. LarryBrewer

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    This is my first time using the relatively new BRY-97 yeast. Apparently it is a real climber! Check out these pictures of the kruasen head just from a small starter.

    I did a 1.5L starter at 1.036 from an 11g pack of BRY-97.

    Why do a starter with dry yeast? Well I only had the one pack, and I'm shooting for a pitch rate of 1.0 M cells / mL / deg plato. This is intended for a 5.5 gallon batch of IIPA with an OG of 1.078!

    Yeast starter calculator here:
    http://www.brewersfriend.com/yeast-pitc ... alculator/

    Krausen at 16, 24, and 30 hours after the starter was created:
     

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    I was expecting it to be done by now. I normally decant my starters. With all this activity I postponed brew day to tomorrow :(
     
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    I would up pitching the entire starter, it still hadn't completely settled out almost 72 hours later.

    Smelled great - bready with citrus notes. The name doesn't lie - BRY-97 is West Coast California for sure. Much different from regular old US-05 which I don't get the citrus notes from at all. This should blend nicely with the snifter grade IIPA I brewed. Used about 6oz of home grown Chinook and a bit of Amarillo and Simcoe. My early thought is this yeast may be better for summer beers and lighter IPAs, but we'll see how it tastes in about a month.
     
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    In a nutshell - people are saying it has a longer lag time. I noticed that too in terms of both the starter and the actual batch taking an extra 24 hours to kick off. Lots of blowoff too.

    Some are saying it has a slightly smoother hop profile. I think it has citrus notes. One other guy said pineapple.
     

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