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Old 08-17-2009, 07:03 AM   #1
Jun 2009
Whetsone AZ
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I going to brew my Oktoberfest kit and with WLP029 (GER/ALE Kolsch)
can I go with a low Fermentation temp? if so how low ? Plus can i cold crash
this to have a cleaner beer ?

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Old 08-17-2009, 10:29 AM   #2
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Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 65-69F
Does not ferment well less than 62F, unless during active fermentation
White Labs - WLP029

I'm fermenting a beer with that yeast right now and have previously fermented it in the mid 60s with great results. I've used Wyeast 2565 at a much lower temp with great results as well.

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Old 08-17-2009, 03:03 PM   #3
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I am doing an oktoberfest ale next week with WPL029 and plan to fermet at 65deg.

it worked really well last year.

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Old 08-17-2009, 03:07 PM   #4
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i've fermented the kolsch at 62 before and it came out wonderful. i'll be trying the german ale yeast on an "oktoberfest" soon also and I plan to take it as low as possible to try and mimic a lager. i'd like to try and keep it below 64, but we'll see how the week goes.

edit: i'm referring to the wyeast strains kolsch (2565) & german ale (1007)
primary: APA

ebay temp controller | thermostat temp controller

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