Post Number: 366
|Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 03:50 pm: ||
Another thread brought on this question.
What ale yeast have you successfully used at low temps?
Right now I have WLP008 East Coast Ale munching along at 62F. It is a little slow, but it is making its way through the sugars. If the temps drop any more, or if it peters out early I will throw an aquarium heater in it to try and get it to finish off.
While searching the stacks I read Denny did a batch with 1056 at 58F and it was chugging along just fine.
What are some other good and bad ones?
Post Number: 568
|Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 03:57 pm: ||
I use WY1007-German Ale all the time at or below 60°F.
"From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world." ~ Saint Arnold of Metz (580-640) - Patron Saint of Brewers
Post Number: 1318
|Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 04:05 pm: ||
Wyeast 1007 will ferment down to at least 50 F, and Wyeast 1728 isn't far behind it.
Post Number: 327
|Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 06:00 pm: ||
Pitched onto a cake of nottingham at 52 deg and it fermented fine.
Post Number: 282
|Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 06:34 pm: ||
I've used a big cake of 1728 in a 1.090+ Wee Heavy at 50F. Left it in primary for 6 weeks, though.
Post Number: 291
|Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 07:12 pm: ||
I use wlp500 at 60F and it still rips through sugars. Next time I will try it at 57F just for kicks to see what happens.
Post Number: 29
|Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 02:19 am: ||
I used White Labs Edinburgh yeast down at 55F and it did just fine. Took about 3 weeks but it was a high gravity brew anyway.
William B Roberts
Post Number: 31
|Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 04:22 am: ||
Geoff, Wyeast 1056 at 60 -62 deg, object is in timing to pitch on the yeast cake left. With enough cake left, It will finish in about 4-5 days, give another 1-2 days setteling, Keg, keep it cool, let it condition at 60 deg for 10-15 days.
Starting a new yeast I usually bump the temp up to 65 to get it going
Post Number: 570
|Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 05:00 am: ||
Wyeast 2565 at 50°F.