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Old 01-19-2010, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default WLP300 Hefe yeast *not* fermenting crazy - a concern?

First Hefeweizen attempt - a simple extract recipe cooled to ~68F before pitching the yeast slurry from a 3Liter starter of WLP300. Activity took within 8 hours and is fermenting away like a "normal" ale yeast 24h later.

I expected, however, that I would need a blowoff tube as I had read this yeast can be quite crazy, but there is maybe just 1.5" of krausen and lots of actiivty in the wort itself. Should I be concerned that my fermentation is not going extremely crazy for this strain?

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Old 01-19-2010, 12:30 AM   #2
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It's fermenting. That's good!!!!!! Dring a beer & call me in the morning........

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Old 01-19-2010, 04:04 AM   #3
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I didn't have my WLP300 go crazy on me. Took about 10 days to finish up.

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I've brewed a Hefe and a Dunkel with WLP300 within the past month. Neither had crazy blowoffs, but I did attach a blowoff tube just in case.

I just tasted my Hefe after allowing for a week of bottle conditioning (no patience) and it's awesome. Best beer I have made.

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Old 01-19-2010, 09:50 PM   #5
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I just ran the 380 and didn't have any crazy fermentation, but I've been fermenting pretty cold ~65 deg F.

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