Fermenting Blonde ale at 59F with Safale us-05

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Hello everyone,

I have a blond ale in a carboy fermenting with US-05. Set in freezer 1 day and a half ago at 59F, just raised the temp up one more degree to 60F as it wasn't bubbling much and there where just a few hints of krausen. Plan was to ferment low first week then blow it up to 68F on Sunday for its second week.

Experiences, advises?

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Thanks in advance

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Fermentis recommends running US-05 at 18-28°C (64-82°F). Warm it up! :)

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My experiences with US-05 in the 57-60F range is that it is a slow starter. I don't expect to see activity for 36 to 48 hours after I pitch the yeast. I currently have a couple of one gal "hop sampler" batches that I'm fermenting w/o temperature control and room temperature is 57-58F.
 
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Welcome to Homebrew Talk!

My experiences with US-05 in the 57-60F range is that it is a slow starter. I don't expect to see activity for 36 to 48 hours after I pitch the yeast. I currently have a couple of one gal "hop sampler" batches that I'm fermenting w/o temperature control and room temperature is 57-58F.

Thank you so much,

Interesting! Are you keeping that temp range along the whole fermentation or doing some changes, secondary fermentention 🤷‍♂️? Whats your fermentation plan?
 
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Are you keeping that temp range along the whole fermentation or doing some changes, secondary fermentention 🤷‍♂️? Whats your fermentation plan?

For these two batches, they will sit at room temperature (57-58F) for three weeks. At that point, I'll take a FG measurement, sample, and bottle. (Normally, with my small batches, I'll target 65-ish for a fermentation range).
 

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