Wyeast 1099 Whitebread Question

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

Topher79

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2012
Messages
294
Reaction score
47
Location
Newnan/Atlanta
I brewed a milk stout this past Sunday morning and had a great krausen by Monday morning, however when I got home from work on Tuesday the krausen had dropped. The beer is fermenting at roughly 68* with variations to 66*. I did not make a starter, and aerated the wort well before pitching. I let the smack pack sit at room temp Saturday, but could not brew until Sunday. So I placed the pack in the fridge, then took it out early Sunday morning and let it get to room temp again. Pitching temp was 65-70*. My OG was 1.062. My question is: Is it normal for this yeast strain to have done the majority of the work that early on and have the krausen drop so quickly? I did warm the beer up yesterday, and a very slight krausen formed.
 

Rambleon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2012
Messages
153
Reaction score
8
Location
Snohomish
It could be the temp change. It could be a behavior unique to this yeast. Your best bet is to take gravity readings. That's going to take all the guess work out of it. Did you use the milk lactose stuff? Keep in mind that your final gravity will be a bit higher because of those unfermentable sugars.
 

The Soft Underbelly

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2008
Messages
218
Reaction score
9
Location
Joliet, Il
I believe this is the liquid equivalent of Safeale-04? That yeast always take off like a bat outta hell with the krausen dropping within 2 or 3 days. That yeast has always been good to me in pales, stouts, porters and such.
 
Top