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Old 08-27-2012, 12:50 AM   #1
Nikeirons
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Hi all this is my first time brewing. I'm brewing a Bavarian Hefe kit from True Brew and have a question about pitching the yeast.
What temp should the wort be when I pitch the yeast and what temp should I ferment at?
Should I pitch at the same temp as ferment?

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Old 08-27-2012, 01:20 AM   #2
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i would pitch at 65 and wouldn't let it get above 70.



 
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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When in doubt go to the yeast brands website.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:01 PM   #4
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I pulled this from BYO.com

Wheat-beer yeasts tend to be extremely temperature sensitive during the fermentation, more so than standard ale yeasts. Fermentations in the warmer end of the optimum range (68 to 72 F) tend to accentuate the banana character produced during the fermentation, while cooler ferments (64 to 68 F) tend to lead toward more of a clovelike, spicy character.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:10 PM   #5
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I like to pitch at 62 (both yeast and wort) and ferment at 64. Gives a really clean ferment with plenty of banana and clove. It also keeps the krausen down; I've never needed a blowoff. Let it rise up to 70ish as activity slows to help attenuate.

EDIT: which yeast are you using?

 
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:30 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the replies!
I've never brewed before and just want to make sure I understand
some of this before I start.
I've read about higher temp ferment will give a banana taste and lower
will give clove so I'll ferment in my basement which is mid 60's.
@TY the yeast that came in the kit is Safbrew wb-06.

Where do you guys buy extract kits from online?

Thanks again!!



 
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