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Harvesting Heady: The Conan Yeast Strain

Heady Topper is the pride of Vermont’s Alchemist and is one of the most sought after IPAs in the world.  It is a hop head’s dream with its juicy and pungent blast of citrus and tropical fruit that finishes smooth with … Continue reading

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Day 2: starter vs no starter

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Should I make a yeast starter?

Last night Shane and I whipped up a ten gallon batch of  IPA.  Shane built a starter the night before….. And I simply brought a vial of yeast.  Can you guess which carboy got the starter? Pic is 12 hours … Continue reading

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