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Stalled Ale

Postby maddogpearse » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:04 pm

I ran out of beer and time, so I threw down a k&k last night.
Stupidly I used the yeast under the cap. Stupidlier I didn't even hydrate it or anything, just pitched it on top. (Yeah yeah I know, but rough!)
Anyway (surprise surprise) there's no action. So I did the only thing any self respecting distiller could think to do in such an emergency and threw in some lowans!
My question is this... what does bakers yeast taste like in beer? Should I bottle it, or add a couple of kg of sugar then distill it?
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby Lowie » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:45 pm

It will still make beer, no problem there. It's the taste that might be somewhat questionable... :doh:
What's a K&K btw?
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby Sam. » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:48 pm

Kit and Kilo (can of goo with a kg of sugar).

:text-+1: It will work but yeah I haven't heard good results from it beer wise :puke-huge:
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby Lowie » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:05 pm

Ah, haven't heard that term before. Never had much luck (read - cans are shit) making a brew that I liked, so built myself an all grain set up. Best beer ever IMHO. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby Sam. » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:07 pm

Lowie wrote:Ah, haven't heard that term before. Never had much luck (read - cans are shit) making a brew that I liked, so built myself an all grain set up. Best beer ever IMHO. :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Preaching to the choir here bud :D
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby TasSpirits » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:20 pm

A Scottish mate of mine swears by bakers yeast for making beer, I'm not a beer drinker so I cant comment on the taste, he's been doing it for 30y or so maybe it will work :think:
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby Sam. » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:22 pm

End of the day it's the same as most things it comes down to personal preference.

A lot of blokes enjoy there own product no matter what it is ;-)
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby maddogpearse » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:51 pm

Haha yeah yeah yeah I know! I make all grain beer too, but it takes near half a day to make a wort and times been poor of late. I was planning on dry hopping the shit out of it. I've had reasonable results doing that in my early beer brewing days.
Anyway....unless anyone else has got something to add, I guess I'll bottle it. Never know I might make something wonderful. If not, I'll strip it and run with a whiskey wash some other time.
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby wynnum1 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:21 am

What type is it bakers yeast have tried and the yeast seems to remove flavor and turns out bland if desperate to drink mixing with coke can help.
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby maddogpearse » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:24 am

wynnum1 wrote:What type is it bakers yeast have tried and the yeast seems to remove flavor and turns out bland if desperate to drink mixing with coke can help.

You mix beer with coke? :scared-eek:
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby wynnum1 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:36 am

Not good beer but a failure that not good to drink neat.
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby Lowie » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:54 pm

wynnum1 wrote:Not good beer but a failure that not good to drink neat.


Faark, your hard core mate! :scared-eek:
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby Clickeral » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:48 pm

Ive made a batch of beer with lowans before and couldnt notice any off flavours or issues with it.

Give it a go and see how you end up
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Re: Stalled Ale

Postby orcy » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:47 pm

you can always put a shot of green ginger wine in each pot if it tastes like crap.

i'd still bottle it and at least try it. its only an hour of your life wasted if its crap.
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