Big Blowoff Question

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JBrady

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Hello I'm using WLP005 Bristish Ale yeast for the first time on a decent sized smoked porter. All is well but my fermentation is so vigorous that its blowing foam out of the top of a gallon water jug. My question is, when you have a big blowoff like this do you lose alot of yeast in the blowoff foam?

Also I read that WLP005 has a optimum temp range of 65-70 degrees. I also read that it can be forgiving to slightly higher temps. Right now I'm fermenting in the range of 72-73 and was wondering if I will end up with alot of off flavors that will upset this smoked porter?

Thanks for any info.
 

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You will lose some yeast from the blow off, but not enough to be concerned with. It happens.

As for your temps, I think you will be fine. A couple of degrees is probably not going to make a difference. I would be there will be some yeast profile that is created vs. if you fermented at 65, but I would be surprised if it upset your beer.
 

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I used this in a special bitter and fermented around 72-74. It has so much banana you might think you were drinking a hefeweizen. I'd do my best to stay under 70.
 
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