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Old 08-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #11
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it is alright to ferment at that temp range but you will want to cold crash it for a few days to get the yeast to clean up and fall out. If I had the means I would ferment within your temp range for one week, then drop the temp to about 55 for another week, then cold crash to about 40-45 for a few days if it hasn't cleared up.


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Old 08-11-2011, 12:49 PM   #12
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Alright, appreciate the response. I have a ferm chamber, but it's one you swap ice so I haven't got the science down and know for sure if I put, for example, 2 bottles of ice instead of 4 I get this temp. I put three in there the other day and within 20 minutes I had it to 51.4 degrees so I know I can get it in the 40's or 30's very easily.


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Old 08-15-2011, 09:28 PM   #13
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What temp should you ferment WLP080 at? I was planning around 66 to 68.
I have fermented 080 at 68 degrees with good results
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #14
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What temp should you ferment WLP080 at? I was planning around 66 to 68.
I've had good luck fermenting the WLP080 @ 65F and even dropping it down closer to 62F. The lower temps seems to produce a cleaner beer.

The few times I've let the fermentation temp raise naturally (65F start) to the low 70s the beers produced more fruity esters.

Overall WLP080 is a great yeast strain.

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I really like this yeast as well. I started my fermentation at 60 which was probably a bit cold as they worked fairly slowly. Had a full krausen for about 12 days. I then let it work its way up to 65ish and it finished right up and dropped out really well.

Finished beer was very clean. Its my new go-to "lagery" yeast since I don't have true lagering capabilities. Hell, I'll even try it in my upcoming PA recipes.


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