what are you doing with home brew today

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  1. Herm_brews

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    Yes, I read about yeast production being “out of season” so producers were caught flat-footed with the sudden upswing in global demand for yeast, especially bread yeast. Here in southern California, it is very difficult to find bread yeast in any stores. We have 5 sachets of bread yeast (don’t tell anybody).
    I have gotten creative, using wine yeast purchased back in 2016 to make pizza dough. It works well.
     
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    Sorry to diverge into economics but here in the States, homebrewing is contra-cyclical, that is, it increases as the economy goes down and vice versa. Given we've lost 20 million plus jobs to Covid, our local homebrew shop is hopping, according to the workers there (I had to get CO2 there last weekend).
     
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    EC-1118 works great for bread! But get a sourdough starter going for the win.
     
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    #4144 Ozarks Mountain Brew, Apr 28, 2020
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    I've been doing this for a couple of days, 500ml at a time, step up every 2 hours with shaken up hot wort, I have 3/4 of a pint so far of pure slurry

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    Actually today I started 250ml every hour, makes a tun of yeast this way
     
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    image.jpg Bottling day! Another batch of Herm’s IPA makes 14 bottles. Conditioning for a couple weeks, these will be ready to consume around May12. Sample tasted good and hoppy.
     
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    Yes Nosybear, I have successfully used EC-1118 in making several pizza doughs. And yes, I have sourdough starter that is providing good homemade bread. The proof is in my thickening waistline.
     
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    Is that bread or beer? :D Wife makes wine kits and never uses the yeast provided, so I generally have quite a few packets of EC-1118 laying around.
     
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    Same here, brother. I have a sponge going for an SF-style Sourdough, to be baked this evening.
     
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    I kegged my adaptation of the Sam Adams clone. I doubled the last two Hallertau additions to one ounce at forty-five minutes and one ounce at fifty-five minutes. It was a positive change.
     
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    I cleaned up and put stuff away.
    Kind of had to after having brewed and all
     
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    Latest version of Blonde on Blonde is quite good, pretty sure a guy could drink enough of this to get in trouble. When my hydrometer gets here, I'll be brewing my "Shore Leave" California Common(ish) for the first time.

    Shopping for some new brew gear, thinking of picking up an all rounder and fermenting under pressure.

    Got to do some cleaning and tend to my yeast bank now.
     
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    I made a new batch of Herm’s Pale Ale V, using harvested yeast slurry for the first time.
     
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    Cold crashing my Viking 2-row Pale/Cascade SMASH Pale Ale. Outside of that, just drinking a few pints. Will be putting together a Ginger/Apple Cider over the weekend, with a Cream Ale closely following.
     
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    I need to make my first SMASH.
     
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    Sitting in the garage on virtual video with my buddies, and smelling some crazy hops from the ferment chamber to my right
    Pitched VOSS Kveik into a NEIPA whirlpooled 8oz of hops at 180 for 20 minutes yesterday around 7PM, full Krauzen at 8AM, pitched another 8oz of hops this morning, dumping in another 8oz tomorrow morning.
    Smells soooo good in here right now!
     
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    Holly Cow that is some hops:eek:.
     
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    No guts no AROMA!
     
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    I'm getting plenty off half one of them additions.
    But clearly not near enough as you;).
    Let's see 400g of hops usually about 10$/100g give or take in Aus that's $40 just in that brew alone.
    Go you good thing!
     
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    625 grams, meh:D, you can't skimp on the most important ingredient:eek:
    10 gallons though, so 300ish grams per 19 liters.
     
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