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Old 03-08-2010, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default Forced to choose - start high temp or low temp?

You're forced into a situation during the first part of fermenation. Would you rather face five under the low end of the yeasts preferable temp range or five over the high end?


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Old 03-08-2010, 12:26 PM   #2
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I would prefer to start low and let it warm


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Old 03-08-2010, 12:48 PM   #3
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+1 plus the start lower....(Lower seems to slow fermentation but dosen't as far as I know have the effects of high temp issues.)
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:26 PM   #4
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yep, start low and it will warm it self up. this is what I do.
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ALWAYS start low and warm towards the end.


Don't pay attention to the temp ranges provided by the manufactures. Those ranges are for yeast health and do not always provide the best flavors.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:34 PM   #6
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I'd pitch warm and cool, MOST of the time. Pitching on a cake, I shoot for the low side.
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ale or lager, dry or liquid?

makes a difference IMO.
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I'd always prefer to pitch at the low end. Ale or Lager
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Always pitch cool and let it warm up. always always always, Ales, lagers, doesn't matter. Pitch cold!
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I always pitch cool and let it rise.


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