I put together an IPA with 8lbs of light malt extract, some specialty grains and a bit of dextrine. I inoculated with rehydrated Danstar Nottinghams yeast, 11g in 120ml sterile mineral water and it got going pretty well. I usually have no problem keeping the temp down to around 66 to 68 but using my regular methods I'm having trouble keeping this one down to its lowest, 72. The pitch was at 75 and I immediately set up my normal cooling setup. (The temp is a stick on thermometer, not ambient.)
Is this just a real go getter and normally this hard to keep cool? I've never had this problem with other go getters such as S-05.
At this point I'm just going to let it run at this temp (its well beyond 3/4 done I would imagine) but I'm not that keen on some of the esters I've gotten in my early days with temps in the low 70's.