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Old 01-31-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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Default Open Air Fermentation- ever tried it?

I am brewing an 18.5% stout in the next few weeks, and am a bit concerned that the yeast (WLP099), while good up to 25% abv, might have a bit of a problem with all the sugars. I was considering an open air ferment for a few days. Has anyone ever tried it? If not, any other suggestions for getting a fuller attenuation? Thanks!

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Old 01-31-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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Landhoney has a thread going. I just did a quick search and didn't come up with it. I'm sure if you pm him he'd be happy to share any info he has. Or he'll answer this thread.

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I am brewing an 18.5% stout in the next few weeks, and am a bit concerned that the yeast (WLP099), while good up to 25% abv, might have a bit of a problem with all the sugars. I was considering an open air ferment for a few days. Has anyone ever tried it? If not, any other suggestions for getting a fuller attenuation? Thanks!
Just when you think you're done experimenting..... I've never done a side by side to say for certain if you get better attenuation. I will say that following Whitelabs directions for wlp099 is vital:
http://www.whitelabs.com/gravity.html
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Open Fermentation is fine. I do it all the time.

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