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Old 03-08-2010, 08:12 AM   #1
Dec 2009
Traverse City, MI
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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
Sep 2009
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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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Old 03-08-2010, 03:34 PM   #5
Nov 2009
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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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Old 03-08-2010, 05:31 PM   #7
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ale or lager, dry or liquid?

makes a difference IMO.

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Old 03-08-2010, 06:57 PM   #8
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I'd always prefer to pitch at the low end. Ale or Lager
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:06 PM   #9
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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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Old 03-08-2010, 07:29 PM   #10
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I always pitch cool and let it rise.

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