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Old 12-27-2012, 02:05 AM   #1
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Default Wyeast 1450 SLOOOOWWWWW...

Has anyone else here had any experience with wyeast 1450 being ridiculously slow to ferment and flocculate? I have used it in two beers before, the first of which fermented on schedule, the second of which went painstakingly slow... I was planning on using it again in my next brew, but now my starter is going very sluggishly, and even after being left unattended for the past 5 days, I returned to it and it hasn't even flocced out yet...

Hs anyone else experienced this with this strain? Did something perhaps go wrong in my wash when I harvested it? Is there a compatible strain offed by white labs?

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Old 12-27-2012, 04:01 AM   #2
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I've used that strain before with very good results. No issues with slow flocculations.

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Old 12-27-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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I pitched a 2L starter of 1450 three weeks ago and it is just now starting to clear up.
Planning on racking to a secondary on saturday and letting it sit another 7-10 days, then cold crashing.

Yes, flocculation is pretty slow on this one, but it's a great yeast when conditions are right.

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Slow to ferment no it was pretty standard with time but as far as flocculating it doesn't it's a low floc strain and it took months the first time I used it to kinda clear and that's at 40 degrees ( I'm a slow drinker ). Try gelatin I hear people have good results with 1450 and gelatin to clear.

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:25 PM   #5
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Hmmm, I'll try cold crashing and decanting the starter and checking gravity, since I need to step it up. But last time it seemed to take a very long time to ferment as well...


I'll check the gravity of my starter (even though I don't know the OG...) and make a decision based off of that. Guess I will also get some 1056 out of the fridge in case I need to start it to use instead...

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Pretty sure a starter is highly needed for a faster start with wyeast. Ive had very very slow starts with wyeast on a few batches.

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Pretty sure a starter is highly needed for a faster start with wyeast. Ive had very very slow starts with wyeast on a few batches.
I'm not talking just slow starts, I'm talking slow fermentations I. General...

I use starters on all my brews, it's pretty much a necessity, especially when you are harvesting your own cultures.
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I have had the same experience with 1450. Seems like the fermentation was steady yet slow,lasting about 8 days. That said, the beer was fantastic and very clean. This stran gives a great mouth feel even a relatively low final gravitys and works well for me as I prefer a dryer beer. I have an IPA cracking away rite now with 1450,slow and steady and rite next to it two more brews made with 1056 and they are both blowing off like crazy. FYI I always use a starter of at least 2l per 6 gal.

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Denny's strain? No its always been quick for me. With or without a starter

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Denny's fav is definitely a slow floccer. I like the beer it makes but usually dont have the patience to wait for it to clear. I haven't noticed it fermenting slow though.

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