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Squatchy
07-22-2016, 10:05 AM
So I wanted to make aware, and to invite any interested parties, to an exciting event Jim and I will do here in the very near future. We both have the same honey provider so we purchase some honey and decided to make a big test batch. Both of us agree as to the best protocol for great fermentation's so we agreed to do this.

We made enough must to make around 25 different 1 gallon test hits. The must was the same. The protocol was exactly the same. The only variable was we used different yeast. We each made 12-13 gallons at our own place. Ten each were totally different yeast. I think we made 2 or 3 batches that overlapping yeast so we had a baseline comparison.
Now we both have 10 different batches and 2 or 3 that are the same yeast. We ran all of them dry and started with an OG of 1120. ( I think I had 3 that didn't quite run dry, but very close. Within a few points)

The next part is to have at our monthly gathering a panel of judges to compare all the different yeast selections to see how they stack up to each other. I realize because they are all trads we won't exactly be able to see how they could each shine in their specifically designed categories, but at least we can get an idea of what each yeast impart in a controlled environment.

At some point we will relay our findings.

Ryan

Ken2029
07-22-2016, 10:30 AM
Nice of you guys to make the effort. Thanks!!

Stasis
07-23-2016, 06:16 AM
damnit the drive to colorado would take too long...

Squatchy
07-23-2016, 11:08 AM
damnit the drive to colorado would take too long...

Yea it would great to meet you. It is kinda far for sure. Last time I rode my bike to Maltal it took much longer than I expected. Almost drowned riding through the ocean. My straw got plugged up with seaweed. And while I stopped top try and clear it out an octopus tried to mate with my clipless pedal. When I was finally able to get him free he rode off with my water bottle.

Farmboyc
07-23-2016, 11:18 AM
Gee Squatchy good thing you didn't leave on Shark Week.

Squatchy
07-25-2016, 12:19 AM
Gee Squatchy good thing you didn't leave on Shark Week.

Lol�� You got that right