My LHBS was fresh out of US-05 and recommended the Danstar Bry-97 as pretty much an identical alternative.
I’ve got two buckets in the swamp cooler of my basement in the low 60s. Been over 48 hours and no noticeable airlock activity.
I know, I know, airlock a are not a good measure of accurate fermentation. I’m just used to US05 chugging along nicely by now. So I cracked the lid on one and took a look inside. Didn’t see any noticeable krausen, but a few little yeasty looking globs floating on the top and a heavy yeast aroma.
My research online told me that rhe Bry is best at 63-73 whereas the 05 is good from 59-75. wondering of perhaps I am a degree or two low and the fermentation is just taking longer to get going.
Not much I can really do except wait the typical two weeks and bottle them up.
Just wondering if anyone has used the Bry 97 and what their experience was like?