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Old 11-15-2012, 01:11 AM   #871
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Heya Ed...or anyone else that might be able to answer....

I see in the original recipe post says to ferment at 68F...also, I read that this beer can end up 8-10 F over ambient......sooooooo....my question is this.....what ambient temp should I shoot for in my fermentation chamber.???

I am thinking that maybe I should set it for 65 F to start.....since the yeasties will be bumping up the actual beer temp in the the process by several degrees F.....

Any advice on this is appreciated....as I am brewing this bad boy this Saturday....and i know temperature during fermentation for a Hefe is very important.

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:38 AM   #872
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I fermented this @ 69 and got a lot of banana. Used WLP300

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:59 PM   #873
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Got a question here on this guys:

The hops I got from Northern Brewer are Hopunion "German Tradition"....which are supposed to be their hallertau (or "similar").

They have 6% Alpha......quite a bit higher than the 4-4.5% I was expecting.

Anyway, I know I can plug in the 6% value into Beersmith and adjust the boil time and/or amount of Hops to get in the Correct IBU range.

My question....is it better to keep the same weight of hops and adjust the boil times for each hop addition or is it better to adjust the weight of hops and keep same boil times......OR does it not matter as long as I get the right IBU range and maintain the same ratio of bittering to aroma?

Any thoughts, opinions, experiences?

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:50 AM   #874
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Can someone that brewed this tell me if I should use a blowoff for this or is an airlock ok? I remember reading somewhere that Hefs can have some pretty quick fermentation initially.

If I am using an airlock I would just use an Ale Pail for this....
Obviously for a blowoff setup I would use a carboy....



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Definitely use a blowoff. The first day I had a half gallon of blowoff come through the tube with a gallon of head space.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:52 AM   #875
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Finally drinking this now. It is an awesome hefe. Flavor is spot on with a hint of banana. I feel that I nailed it especially since this is my first ever brew.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:13 AM   #876
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...is it better to keep the same weight of hops and adjust the boil times for each hop addition or is it better to adjust the weight of hops and keep same boil times......OR does it not matter as long as I get the right IBU range and maintain the same ratio of bittering...
Just use the IBU range.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:39 PM   #877
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I fermented around 64 and did not even come close to needing a blowoff, about 1" of Krausen max...

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:38 AM   #878
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Just to update my post from 11-14...after two weeks in the keg banana flavor and aroma has definitely subsided to become more balanced.

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Not sure where people are getting that its 5-10 degree's hotter during fermentation?

I have mine in a water bath and with my house set at 62 expecting it to shoot up i woke up with it at 62 and fermenting.

This is with a thermowell directly in the middle of the wort so i know its accurate.

Im now cranking my h ouse up to 70 in hopes i can get it up to 65ish in the next few hours.

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:36 PM   #880
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That is because you have it in a water bath. Heat transfer rate from your ferm bucket to water surrounding it is much higher than if the bucket was just surrounded by ambient air. If bucket was in 62F ambient air your ferm temp would be higher.

Try taking it out of the water bath....it will heat up. Is it fermenting yet? Fast airlock activity yet?

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