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    MJ Liberty Bell yeast

    I have not seen this reported before. I've seen apricot and vanilla. Fortunately, I have a pack in the fridge and will be brewing with it probably over the Christmas/New Years holiday so I will know more soon enough.
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    MJ Liberty Bell yeast

    Oh yeah! Now I remember! I thought it looked familiar! I stand by my previous statements. This is either one odd mutation, or it's a mistake. I mean, this one makes banana, and attenuates >85%, which.... is weird for an English yeast.
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    Single sachet Saflager S-23 - potential underpitch?

    If you're fermenting this warmer than a real lager, one pack is plenty.
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    MJ Liberty Bell yeast

    Wow, this makes no sense to me at all. I think there must be a mistake. S-04 and US-05 are specifically named in Suregork's yeast diagrams, but neither BE-256 or Abbaye make an appearance, and the actual characteristics of the yeast don't match up with English or American yeasts at all...
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    Nottingham yeast attentuation

    I get 77-78% attenuation with Nottingham very consistently. 75% is low. 80-something percent will probably not happen. I'm placing my bet. :)
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    Nottingham yeast attentuation

    Swap out approximately 300g of your Maris Otter for simple table sugar instead. That should work.
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    MJ Liberty Bell yeast

    Characteristics like attenuation are much different between the retired M76 Burton (76%) and M36 Liberty Bell (81%) so I think any transitional comparisons are subjective suggestions and not real. I like the idea though of M36 LB likely being a blend of BRY-97 or US-05 with a second more...
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    MJ Liberty Bell yeast

    Okay..... after looking into this for another 4 or 5 hours this morning..... I am thinking *maybe* M36 Liberty Bell is......... US-05. Ponder that.
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    Christmas Blue Moon witbier

    Preserve more of the aroma.
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    MJ Liberty Bell yeast

    Oh yeah, it could be a blend. Is M36 LB one of those where the dry yeast granules are two different colors? I've heard that reported for one or two of the MJ yeasts.
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    MJ Liberty Bell yeast

    I forgot to mention above...... I am wondering if it's possible if perhaps M36 LB is equivalent to Cooper's Ale Yeast a.k.a., Mauribrew 514. Thoughts??
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    MJ Liberty Bell yeast

    I don't think MJ yeasts are sequenced. If anyone is familiar with my spreadsheet, it might have been misleading by the shading of purple. I have unshaded the M36 LB field, and will re-review things later this week based on this thread. And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, don't...
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    Wisconsin: Five dead after car ploughs into Waukesha Christmas parade

    My brother lives in Waukesha. They almost went to the parade, as they usually do every year. This year they didn't go, for whatever reason. The daughter of a friend of mine knows a young girl who is in very serious condition, might die after being hit, lost a kidney, liver is damaged, etc...
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    Christmas Blue Moon witbier

    You mean like this? Last time I made this beer was like 20 years ago. I recall it was very tasty. One of these years I might have to brew it again. These days I wouldn't boil the spices. I would instead soak them in a few ounces of vodka, then add the flavored vodka back into the beer...
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    MJ Liberty Bell yeast

    M25, what's that? Empire is M15.
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