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Old 07-01-2009, 03:06 AM   #1
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I am planning on brewing a ESB next week, I just got my brew fridge and external thermometer. Is there any drawback to fermenting at lower temps than recommended, other than a longer fermentation time. I was planning to ferment at 58-60 degrees. I am looking for a very clean tasting beer, without the long lager time. Thanks,
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I am planning on brewing a ESB next week, I just got my brew fridge and external thermometer. Is there any drawback to fermenting at lower temps than recommended, other than a longer fermentation time. I was planning to ferment at 58-60 degrees. I am looking for a very clean tasting beer, without the long lager time. Thanks,
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Sure, you could do that, as long as your yeast strain will tolerate that. I know that Nottingham works fine down to 59 degrees (but a bit slow) and I've had pacman yeast down to 60 degrees. What yeast are you going to use?
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if you use nottingham or us-05 and ferement below 65, i think you will end up with a very clean beer and not have to push the lower temp range and risk stalling it out.

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I was planning on using White Labs 0002 English Ale yeast

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