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Old 08-22-2011, 04:31 AM   #1
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I am about to do another wheat and I want to find the most appropriate yeast to use for it. I will be fermenting in the low 70's due to my living situation, and last time WLP300 at that temperature left me with a beer that was borderline terrible.

I love the clove flavors and body of good wheats, but I dont have the option of fermenting in the low 60's.

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Old 08-22-2011, 06:15 AM   #2
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I am doing a Killer Bee Wit with WLP400 for the 6th or 7th time no probs @ around 70 degrees. I do a lot of fruit wheats w/ Nottigham at the same temp no probs.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:47 AM   #3
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You aren't able to fill a bucket with water, put the carboy in it, and add ice as needed?
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:51 PM   #4
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I don't have the patience to deal with keeping the temperatures super low via ice etc, myself. I brew banana-ey wheat beer in the summer, and I guess I'll just brew clove-ey wheat beer in the winter

 
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:54 PM   #5
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You aren't able to fill a bucket with water, put the carboy in it, and add ice as needed?
Well when you put it that way...

I had considered that, but I was trying to keep this as low maintenance as possible to be frank. If that is my only option then so be it, but not knowing my options led me down the path to ask.

I do have limited freezer space though, so not sure ice is an option.

 
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:58 PM   #6
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You could convert a cube cooler into a carboy chamber. That's what I do when I need to ferment at 50F for lagers.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:04 PM   #7
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I'll see what I have for cooler options. I use ale pales for primary usually, so I can see what I can come up with for that. I do have a few better bottles laying around, just not sure I want to scrub krausen out of them.

 
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:09 PM   #8
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Pour oxyclean and hot water and let them sit for an hour. The gunk pours right out.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:25 PM   #9
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The Wyeast 1010 American Wheat is rated for the low 70's. It's what I'm fermenting with right now. Actually, I'm right on the edge at 74 degrees, but it was the best I could do with. It's my first brew, so fingers crossed.

Wyeast 1010: http://www.wyeastlab.com/rw_yeaststr...ail.cfm?ID=126

 
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:14 AM   #10
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So as it turns out, I have a small room on the bottom floor that stays in the low 60's on it's own. (Well, currently. May be different in the winter when the heat is running.)

I have a 1L starter of WLP380 brewing, it's going into the primary on Friday night. Really hoping to do this one right.

 
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