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  • Jake Bell replied to the topic IPA Yeast in the forum Ingredients 5 days, 18 hours ago

    S-04, S-05, and Nottingham are all good options. If you’re really worried about the temps (I wouldn’t be) you can do some evaporation cooling. You can pretty easily drop the fermentation temp 5-10 degrees by placing the carboy in a pan of water, soak a towel in the water and wrap the carboy keeping the bottom of the towel in the water to absorb…[Read more]

  • Peter N replied to the topic IPA Yeast in the forum Ingredients 5 days, 18 hours ago

    Any other options you can recommend? I want to try something new but I’m not ready to spend a bunch of money on a fermentation chamber…yet.

  • John replied to the topic IPA Yeast in the forum Ingredients 5 days, 18 hours ago

    I’ve done a ton of brews with no controlled fermentation temperature with US-05 and not had any issues. Over several years of brewing with it, I’ve really only had 1-2 beers that didn’t come out at least “good”.

  • Jim replied to the topic IPA Yeast in the forum Ingredients 5 days, 18 hours ago

    I guess my point is that if you’re not making the jump to temperature controlled fermentation, that you’re going to have to accept some small level of off flavors. I used to use S-05 about 95% of the time I was brewing, and that was before I did temperature control. I probably did at least 50-60 batches of pale ales and IPAs with S-05 without…[Read more]

  • Peter N replied to the topic IPA Yeast in the forum Ingredients 5 days, 18 hours ago

    That’s what I’m worried about. The ideal temperature range is 59 to 71 for US-05. Since the active fermentation will be 5-10 degrees warmer than room temp, that puts the active fermentation in the 75-80 degree range. Won’t that cause bad flavors?

  • Jim replied to the topic IPA Yeast in the forum Ingredients 5 days, 18 hours ago

    Agreed on S-05. I been using it for years, and it never lets me down. Yes, you’re at the top of the ideal temperature range, and yes, if you were a professional brewer worried about beating out competition you might worry about minor off flavors, but at a homebrew level and without temperature control, I wouldn’t worry about it.

  • John replied to the topic IPA Yeast in the forum Ingredients 5 days, 18 hours ago

    Safale US-05 is my go-to ale yeast, especially for fermenting around that temperature. It’s a great general purpose yeast that works well at room temperatures and it’s perfect for IPAs/pale ales. It’s been around forever and even with all of these amazing new yeasts, Kveik, etc, US-05 is still my workhorse yeast.

  • Peter N started the topic IPA Yeast in the forum Ingredients 5 days, 18 hours ago

    What yeast strains should I consider using for an IPA or pale that will ferment well in a guest room at about 70 degrees? It will be stable room temps but with no other temp control?

  • Update: It’s not bad! I don’t think it’s amazing and I probably wouldn’t go buy the ingredients and brew it again, but I don’t think I’ll have trouble working through 5 gallons of it over the fall! It’s got a nice malt flavor, but is probably slightly under-hopped. A lot of that is probably just from using homegrown hops and not having a…[Read more]

  • John posted an update 6 days, 15 hours ago

    What are your favorite hops to brew with? For late additions, I LOVE brewing with Mosaic and Citra! This smells amazing!!

  • When you switch from extract to all grain brewing, you will likely find yourself wondering what to do with all of that spent grain leftover from your brew day. Sure, you could throw it away, but it seems like […]

  • Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cool, damp air after a hot summer, and there aren’t many things that feel as good as putting on that first hoodie of the season. It’s not quite stout season, but a K […]

  • @hopsanddreams Welcome to BrewTogether, Andrew! Thanks for joining!!!

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  • “Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could’ve become beer, but didn’t.” – Walter Thornburg

    Don’t worry, Walter! These grains will not be suffering that sad, sad fate!

  • John posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    Kegged the Roasted Rye Pale Ale! This was one of my laziest brews in a long time. I changed the recipe like three times as I brewed it, I just direct pitched the yeast, I fermented it in my old Big Mouth Bubbler instead of a conical, and now I’m not even doing a closed transfer. Oh well, it’ll still be beer! Sometimes we all need to “relax, don’t…[Read more]

  • @spartanrob68 Welcome to BrewTogether, Robert! We’re glad you’re here!

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  • Thanks for joining us today, Mike, and congratulations on your success in running Delta Brewing Systems! You are making some awesome homebrewing equipment at some great prices, and we’re excited to be s […]

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