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    • Chinook is an excellent hop. Particularly in Pales & IPA's. It's almost a mainstay in my fridge these days. Cheers & good luck with the brew, Lusty.
    • Pretty much. +1 to what Shamus said. Just be aware of some of the risks of re-using yeast as opposed to using fresh yeast. I like to pitch my saved slurry into a starter first, prior to pitching it into a full brew wort. By doing this I'll have some early indicators if anything is wrong with the yeast before ruining a full batch. If you time your starter process right you can pitch the yeast from this starter while they are still in an active state which can reduce lag times with the main brew wort, that is always a good thing. When starting out playing around with yeasts it's worthwhile having a look at the Mr. Malty Yeast Calculator to give you some idea of what is required to be pitched into certain brew original gravities across the differing yeast bases. Re-pitching from slurry has the most variables, thus is the most inconsistent & unreliable of the three. Now I know why Otto Mann & Disco Stu were never in a Simpsons episode together. 🤣 I think Ben10 recently brewed a lower temp fermented Saison to eliminate the funk. I can't remember how he said it turned out. 🤔 Cheers, Lusty.
    • Good luck with the move!!  I’m glad you to see you and the dog have your priorities right ha ha ha
    • Will probably do this one today or tomorrow. Really enjoying the chinook peppery/spicy bitterness.  Along with these two other hops I think will be a great contrast. 
    • The new house settled yesterday, so moving all the bulky and other important stuff today. Weather is so far looking after us. Also found the perfect spot that will fit two ferment fridges, right next to a power point, winning.  We went around last night with the dog, I think he likes it. First thing he did in the yard was a big dump, then he went and jumped in the bloody pool 😂😂
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