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Old 01-18-2013, 06:55 PM   #11
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fwiw 'overpitching' or at least pitching a larger amount of yeast reduces the possibility for off flavors from esters. IIRC most of the esters in beer occur during the ramping up stage or the first 2 days of fermentation when the yeast are dividing. By reducing the need for so much cell division you reduce the impact of esters. Translation pitching more yeast produces a cleaner fermentation. What this means for bferullo is you can ferment at 65 degrees and reduce the probability of off flavors.


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