Originally Posted by tgmartin000
I've pitched as high as about 80 with no bad results. Ive heard the yeast actually like it that way, as long as you get into the correct temp range within a few hours.
Me too. Aerate, pitch at 80, wrap a wet towel around it with a fan and drop it to fermenting temp. Takes off faster, I think. Never had a bad batch with this.
You definitely need it cool when it's fermenting hard, as it creates it's own heat. (Assuming you like a neutral yeast flavor)