« on: June 24, 2013, 12:21:53 PM »
I have read accounts of s-05 going as low as 54 and no stall. I think you will be okay at 60. certainly pitching that low and then letting it rise to 64 will help a lot. That actually brings up a question that does not appear to be in your OP. What temp did you pitch at? I actually like to chill down to a couple degrees below my target ferm temp and pitch there.
Good catch. I pitched around 67f and set my freezer to 69f.
Do you think the fruitiness will decline with time?
Perhaps, but with a pale ale it's not going to happen in a time frame that will be practical I would think. You could still try dry hopping this batch with some fruity new Zealand hops and see if you can't play off the esters to create something really nice. I also personally think a nice earthy hop aroma can be really nice with fruity esters, think british pale ales.