Originally Posted by pdxal
You need lots of extra headspace with this yeast, particularly if your ambient is 63/beer is 67-8 degrees. I frequently put 4.5-5 gallons in a 6.5 gallon carboy and still sweat it with 59-60 ambient temps.
It'll settle down and you'll need to warm it up to 70-75 late in fermentation to make sure it finishes.
My ambient was actually 59 for the first 4 days, my beer temp was 63-64F and it was still going off like mad!
Today I am on day 8 of fermentation and it looks like it is finally slowing down, just a few bubbles ever 5 seconds from airlock.
I have brought the beer temp up to 67F and plan to bring it up to 71F at day 10 to help attenuation. I'm also planning to start shaking the fermenter lightly every day to help it finish. I plan to go ~28 days in primary with this one before bottling, should this be enough? I will take gravity readings before bottling.
Next up: American Pale Ale
Primary 1&2: American Brown Ale
Primary 3&4: Hopped up Belgian Tripel
Bottle Conditioning/drinking: Summer Kolsch, White Zombie (Amarillo IPA), English Pale Ale (ESB)