I just used this strain for the first time. I made a double decoction Vienna with it. I made a 1 gallon starter about 4 days before brewday. I left it at 50F/10C. It was going real slow and brewday was approaching. So I moved it to 58F room. It really got going. The next day I brewed and and pitched it all at 55F/13C and put back into the 50F/10C room. It really took off and is very happy at this temp. It has a strong bready smell. I have a good feeling with this beer. From what I have read it leaves a more malty and less sweet beer. That is why I tried it. Taste test will not be for a couple of months though.
If this finishes by the wknd I will transfer to secondary and use the yeast for an Marzen and Boh pils. My room will only stay at 50F until mid March so I gotta take advantage of it now.
Drinking Blonde, APA, Oatmeal stout, End of year hops IPA
Conditioning Oatmeal stout, End of year hops IPA
Secondary Kate RIS clone
On DeckRussian River APA clone, Green Flash IPA clone, Belgian Dubbel