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I just tapped this tonight and it is amazing. I followed a similar schedule to yours. I used US-05, held it at 60F for the first 5 days, then let it rise to ambient (67F in my basement during this heat) to finish up. I've been in a bit of a rut lately, so I'm calling this my "Slumpbuster Cream Ale".I make a nice cream ale using 1056 that's done well in comps. I hold 60F for 4 days, then ramp slowly up to ~ 68F. Makes a really clean beer.
Do you do any extended lagering for it, or do you just cold crash/fine before packaging?
I just cold crash in keg and fine. It's pretty clean right away fermented at those temps. Nothing wrong with a couple of weeks of conditioning, but (once it drops clear) it's ready to drink IMO.