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Title: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: Joe Sr. on February 22, 2013, 01:18:18 AM
Never used this yeast before (that I can recall).  It took off like a rocket and was blowing out of the carboy within 12 hours.  I put the air lock back on after blow off stopped.  After about 72 hours the beer (weizebock) was sitting at 61 degrees, so I moved the carboy to a warmer spot.  It took off again and blew the air lock.  Now sitting at 68 with no more blow off but a solid kraesun.

Is this typical for this yeast?  I was surprised it took off again like that.  I have a Belgian going right next to it (3787) and it's just been chugging along without the violence.
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: tschmidlin on February 22, 2013, 07:08:31 AM
Yup, sounds pretty typical to me :)
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: Hokerer on February 22, 2013, 02:10:46 PM
Assuming you're talking about 3068, agree, that's pretty typical
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: beersk on February 22, 2013, 04:44:15 PM
Love the Weihenstephan yeast, makes great beers. I put in a few drops of fermcap on my last dunkelweizen and that kept it in check. I will be doing the same for a weizenbock I'm brewing today or sometime this weekend.
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: Joe Sr. on February 22, 2013, 04:50:46 PM
It smells great as its fermenting.  I was really surprised at how active it was even in the low 60s.

I've never messed with fermcap or anything like that.  I don't usually mind the blow off, but this one was a tad messy.
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on February 22, 2013, 05:20:09 PM
+1 on the fermcap, especially if you're harvesting and repitching.
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: tschmidlin on February 22, 2013, 08:25:26 PM
3068 is the reason I bought a 6.5 gallon fermenter for 5 gallon batches. ;)
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 22, 2013, 08:29:26 PM
i used this 3 months ago on a dunkle weizen and it went crazy in my 6.5 gallon carboy. i usually use wlp300. i got sulfur fermenting at 65F, that never full dissipated (for my tastes) coming out of the keg.  ive gone back to wlp300..no sulfur, great banana that i love from my German hefeweizens.
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: Joe Sr. on February 22, 2013, 08:48:43 PM
3068 is the reason I bought a 6.5 gallon fermenter for 5 gallon batches. ;)

It was literally pouring out the neck of a 6 gallon better bottle.  I don't think an extra half gallon of space would have contained it, either.  Next time maybe I'll rig up a three gallon bottle as a Burton union.
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: guido on February 22, 2013, 09:30:43 PM
3068 is the reason I bought a 6.5 gallon fermenter for 5 gallon batches. ;)

It was literally pouring out the neck of a 6 gallon better bottle.  I don't think an extra half gallon of space would have contained it, either.  Next time maybe I'll rig up a three gallon bottle as a Burton union.

I use a make-shift blow-off tube by taking the cap and cup off the airlock.  1/2" ID hose fits perfectly on the stem.  I then run that tubing into a plastic jug filled with water.
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: farmbrew on February 22, 2013, 10:32:08 PM
Sounds pretty typical...I brew in an open fermentor and the foam from this looks like a mutant merange!

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Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: Joe Sr. on February 22, 2013, 10:38:44 PM
3068 is the reason I bought a 6.5 gallon fermenter for 5 gallon batches. ;)

It was literally pouring out the neck of a 6 gallon better bottle.  I don't think an extra half gallon of space would have contained it, either.  Next time maybe I'll rig up a three gallon bottle as a Burton union.

I use a make-shift blow-off tube by taking the cap and cup off the airlock.  1/2" ID hose fits perfectly on the stem.  I then run that tubing into a plastic jug filled with water.

My usual approach is along those lines.  This time I thought I'd just throw some tinfoil over it (before it blew off) and when I got back to it and it was foaming over I figured "what the heck" and just let it go.

So I guess it was a bit of an open ferment with a small surface area that was open.
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: Hokerer on February 23, 2013, 12:29:08 AM
So I guess it was a bit of an open ferment with a small surface area that was open.

Considering that all that gunk was coming out of the fermenter, I wouldn't really call that an "open fermentation".  That is, not much chance for wild things to get in.
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: tschmidlin on February 23, 2013, 02:29:16 AM
3068 is the reason I bought a 6.5 gallon fermenter for 5 gallon batches. ;)

It was literally pouring out the neck of a 6 gallon better bottle.  I don't think an extra half gallon of space would have contained it, either.  Next time maybe I'll rig up a three gallon bottle as a Burton union.
No, I use fermcap too :)
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: Joe Sr. on February 23, 2013, 02:14:14 PM
So I guess it was a bit of an open ferment with a small surface area that was open.

Considering that all that gunk was coming out of the fermenter, I wouldn't really call that an "open fermentation".  That is, not much chance for wild things to get in.

Yes.  I am/was not worried.

No, I use fermcap too :)

Good God, man!  You're tainting your precious bodily fluids!
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: tschmidlin on February 23, 2013, 08:23:47 PM
No, I use fermcap too :)

Good God, man!  You're tainting your precious bodily fluids!
Maybe. ;)
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: Kaiser on February 23, 2013, 10:53:29 PM
+1 on the fermcap, especially if you're harvesting and repitching.

Don't use fermcap. Especially if you want to harvest this yeast. Simply collect the overflowing yeast after the gunk has been blown off. No yeast washing required.

Kai
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: beersk on February 24, 2013, 02:33:46 AM
+1 on the fermcap, especially if you're harvesting and repitching.

Don't use fermcap. Especially if you want to harvest this yeast. Simply collect the overflowing yeast after the gunk has been blown off. No yeast washing required.

Kai
Well now, why do you say that?
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: Kaiser on February 24, 2013, 03:52:43 AM
Beersk,

If you top crop the yesast you'll not get any trub. You are also able to get fresher yeast since you don't have to wait until you rack the beer.

Kai
Title: Re: Weinheinstephan yeast
Post by: beersk on February 24, 2013, 03:59:36 AM
Beersk,

If you top crop the yesast you'll not get any trub. You are also able to get fresher yeast since you don't have to wait until you rack the beer.

Kai

Well I just harvested yeast from WY3068 from a Dunkelweizen that I had used fermcap-s on. It was from the yeast cake. You got me worried, like I did something wrong. I used the yeast for a weizenbock yesterday. Took off like a rocket in 12 hours or less.  Thought you were implying it messed with the yeast somehow.