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Title: Whoops
Post by: tommymorris on May 04, 2018, 08:26:25 am
Yesterday, I decided to heat a beer up a few degrees to warm it up and spur the yeast. I forgot about it. This morning it was 104F and fermenting like a boss.

I can’t wait to see how MJ Bavarian Lager yeast tastes when fermented at 104F.

This will be two ruined batches in a row.

Silver lining: I get to brew this weekend.
Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: dmtaylor on May 04, 2018, 08:49:07 am
This could actually make for a real interesting experiment!  Maybe it will turn out just fine, who knows.  Please ferment it out and report back with results!
Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: tommymorris on May 04, 2018, 09:13:15 am
I plan to let it finish fermenting. At 104F I figure it’ll be done fermenting in about 5 minutes. ;)
Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: BrewBama on May 04, 2018, 09:58:35 am
Inquiring minds want to know.


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Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: ynotbrusum on May 04, 2018, 11:56:24 am
Inquiring minds want to know.


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For sure.  Hot Head MJ genome in the works?
Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: brewinhard on May 04, 2018, 05:16:44 pm
I plan to let it finish fermenting. At 104F I figure it’ll be done fermenting in about 5 minutes. ;)

Awesome!  Cracked me up!

Don't forget the D-rest.... ;D
Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: majorvices on May 05, 2018, 09:20:12 am
I had a IIPA that I screwed up and it fermented at 88 degrees. I lowered it to 77 and let it finish out. It had no "hot" off flavors and was pretty darn clean.  I was shocked.
Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: denny on May 05, 2018, 09:55:25 am
I plan to let it finish fermenting. At 104F I figure it’ll be done fermenting in about 5 minutes. ;)

Awesome!  Cracked me up!

Don't forget the D-rest.... ;D

Fermenting at that temp there should be need for a d rest.
Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: brewinhard on May 05, 2018, 02:39:43 pm
I plan to let it finish fermenting. At 104F I figure it’ll be done fermenting in about 5 minutes. ;)

Awesome!  Cracked me up!

Don't forget the D-rest.... ;D

Fermenting at that temp there should be need for a d rest.

My guess is that there will be more issues to worry about than a D-rest can fix...
Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: denny on May 05, 2018, 03:55:15 pm
I plan to let it finish fermenting. At 104F I figure it’ll be done fermenting in about 5 minutes. ;)

Awesome!  Cracked me up!

Don't forget the D-rest.... ;D

Fermenting at that temp there should be need for a d rest.

My guess is that there will be more issues to worry about than a D-rest can fix...

At that temp the yeast will be so active any possible diacetyl will be consumed.
Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: majorvices on May 06, 2018, 06:46:49 am
I plan to let it finish fermenting. At 104F I figure it’ll be done fermenting in about 5 minutes. ;)

Awesome!  Cracked me up!

Don't forget the D-rest.... ;D

Fermenting at that temp there should be need for a d rest.

My guess is that there will be more issues to worry about than a D-rest can fix...

At that temp the yeast will be so active any possible diacetyl will be consumed.

Pretty sure that d-rest comment was tongue in cheek.  ;)
Title: Whoops
Post by: tommymorris on May 06, 2018, 11:04:09 am
Update.

The Krausen dropped a day after finding the beer at 105F. When I found it I set the temp to 54F and went to work. When I got home the lid on the fermenter had popped off.

I decided to keg it the next day so maybe it will naturally carbonate a bit. I don’t want to waste bottled CO2 on this one.

I tasted a very small sample. Definitely estery and maybe some fusels. Hard to say on the fusels. The beer was super yeasty still. My guess is the esters will be over powering since this is a Helles recipe.
Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: klickitat jim on May 06, 2018, 11:43:28 am
I think I've had that beer before,  based on your description
Title: Re: Whoops
Post by: majorvices on May 07, 2018, 05:46:27 am
Update.

The Krausen dropped a day after finding the beer at 105F. When I found it I set the temp to 54F and went to work. When I got home the lid on the fermenter had popped off.

I decided to keg it the next day so maybe it will naturally carbonate a bit. I don’t want to waste bottled CO2 on this one.

I tasted a very small sample. Definitely estery and maybe some fusels. Hard to say on the fusels. The beer was super yeasty still. My guess is the esters will be over powering since this is a Helles recipe.

Bring a sample to the brewery for us to try! lol