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Old 06-20-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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My basement is ~16-17 deg C and the upstairs is kept around ~20-21 deg C. The yeast I am using is 71B-1122. Here are my questions:

1. Would it be best to do the primary fermentation upstairs and move it downstairs during the bulk age?

2. Would it be exceptable to do the whole thing in the basement? There is more room there but I am worried about the bottom range of the yeast being 15 deg C.

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Old 06-21-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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To use that yeast, I'd probably ferment at 20C and move it down, as that will get the fermentation done quite a bit faster. At cold temps, 71B has a very looooong lag phase in most cases (a starter might speed things along if you do it in the basement).
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