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Yeast and Fermentation / Yeast Fermentation Temp
« on: July 10, 2017, 04:08:12 PM »

A question regarding yeast fermentation temp and manufacturer recommended ranges.  I brew all grain and use White Labs yeasts with a starter.  I note from reading the forum that many of you start your primary fermentation a little below the temperature range recommended by the manufacturer.  I'm curious why you do that.  I use WLP001 for many beers and While Labs indicates it has an optimum temperature range of 68 to 73 degrees.  I usually start my primary at the bottom of the range and move the temp up over the primary fermentation, staying in White Labs recommended range.

Understanding the brewing process is one of my attractions to the hobby, so I'd be interested your input on primary fermentation temps and manufacturer's optimum recommendations.

Equipment and Software / Conical Fermenter Size
« on: March 20, 2013, 05:38:37 PM »
An opportunity to get a used 14 gal Blickman conical stainless steel fermenter at a good price has come up.  However, I don't want to brew 10 gallon batches.  Has anyone brewed 5 gallon batches in a 14 gal fermenter and did it have any affect on the beer.  It seems to me that the additional head space might be a problem.  I'd appreciate any input you may have before I commit to buying this; even though the price is good, it still costs a few bucks.

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