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Old 01-21-2010, 06:56 PM   #1
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So, since I got the Hella Bock screwgie, I was looking up what Wyeast PC releases were coming this quarter, and saw Thames Valley II. Good, ESB it is, then...

so I was reading, and saw this:

"A thorough diacetyl rest is recommended after fermentation is complete"

d-rest for ales? Is this common? How is this done, do you just leave it, raise the temp, or...?

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Old 01-21-2010, 07:01 PM   #2
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Basically just let it sit an extra few days in the primary after the FG is reached. The fermentation temperature of ales is sufficient for cleaning up diacetyl.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:16 PM   #3
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I posted some stuff over a year ago on d-rests for ales in the hold the butter thread.

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