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Old 01-02-2014, 08:55 PM   #1
Sep 2012
Quebec, Quebec
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I am currently fermenting for 4 days at 65F and asking myself if I should increase temperature for the last part of the process (1-2 weeks) to makes sure it finish and clean itself.

What do you think?

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Old 01-02-2014, 08:58 PM   #2
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2-3 degrees F wouldn't hurt...

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Old 01-02-2014, 09:36 PM   #3
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Hamilton, Ontario
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^ + 1 to this. I usually up the temperature by 1 degree per day starting with the usual signs of high krausen.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:59 PM   #4
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I like to do this with all yeasts. After about 3 days, raise the temp 1 degree per day or so, up to room temp.

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Old 01-03-2014, 11:10 AM   #5
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Buffalo, NY
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I do the same. After being at high krausen for a while (typically 48 hours after pitching for me but YMMV) I usually raise 2 degrees F, and I'll raise 2 a degrees every couple days until I'm about 6 degrees F over my initial pitch temp (which should still be in the appropriate zone for the yeast strain)

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