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McJeff
04-23-2015, 03:56 PM
Started a traditional mead batch using US05 beer yeast two days ago. Starting gravity was about 1.092-3, besides the diff yeast im following my normal process of rehydration/sna/aeration. Need to move it into the basement when i get home from work, starting to get a bit warm in the dining room at mid to high 60s. We will see in 3-4 weeks how it comes out.

loveofrose
04-23-2015, 06:20 PM
It turns out really beer like. That's good or bad depending on what you are going for. Dry hopping with Fuggles or Citra hops can be a nice touch.


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McJeff
04-24-2015, 02:45 PM
Cool, I'm ok with beer ish.

bathtub brewer
04-24-2015, 07:01 PM
I have used beer yeast, I don't know about that specific one. It came out sweeter then when I use the champagne yeast, which is what I usually use.

fatbloke
04-26-2015, 06:13 AM
I have used beer yeast, I don't know about that specific one. It came out sweeter then when I use the champagne yeast, which is what I usually use.
It would do. Beer yeasts have a lower tolerance than champoo yeasts (most are IRO 18% tolerant).....

McJeff
04-26-2015, 06:52 AM
The last time I used us05 it stopped a little over 11%, perfect in my mind.