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Offline purduekenn

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Fermentis Safale BE-256 Ale Yeast Finished after 5 days?
« on: December 26, 2017, 12:50:56 AM »
I brewed a Belgian Ale using Fermentis Safale BE-256 Ale Yeast on Dec. 20, 2017. The OG was 1.075 and I checked it today on Dec. 25th and it is now at 1.009 and appears to be finished. I think this yeast is supposed to work fast? This is the first time for me to use it and I wasn't sure.
I'll give it more time before packaging. But I was wondering if others have used this yeast and if it finished really fast. Thanks - Merry Christmas!
« Last Edit: December 28, 2017, 05:27:41 PM by purduekenn »

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Re: Fermentis Safale BE-134 Ale Yeast Finished after 5 days?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 05:27:22 PM »
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Re: Fermentis Safale BE-256 Ale Yeast Finished after 5 days?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 07:03:45 PM »
Recipe for 3 gallons in Fermenter:
BIAB mashed grains for 30minutes
1 lb Pilsner Malt
8 oz Wheat Malt
Extract:
4 lbs LME
1ib D-45 Candi Syrup
Hops
18grams Centennial boiled 30 minutes
28grams Saaz added to steep for 10minutes @175F
Yeast
1pkg Rehydrated Safebrew BE-256 yeast
Fermentation Temp. 60-65F
« Last Edit: December 26, 2017, 07:35:51 PM by purduekenn »

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Re: Fermentis Safale BE-256 Ale Yeast Finished after 5 days?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 11:40:53 PM »
I have not used this yeast before, but for what it's worth most ales (if properly pitched and rehydrated) are done much faster than most people think.

For example, this fall I brewed up my Old Ale with a 1.105 OG with WY 1028 (about a 200 mL slurry repitch). The beer finished fermenting in 3 days.

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Re: Fermentis Safale BE-256 Ale Yeast Finished after 5 days?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 12:03:31 AM »
I have not used this yeast before, but for what it's worth most ales (if properly pitched and rehydrated) are done much faster than most people think.

For example, this fall I brewed up my Old Ale with a 1.105 OG with WY 1028 (about a 200 mL slurry repitch). The beer finished fermenting in 3 days.
Not just ales, where 3-5 days sounds about right.  I brew lagers and they always finish in 7 days pitched at 50°F -- WHEN the correct amount of healthy yeast is pitched and adequately oxygenated -- that can't be emphasized enough!  When I hear about fermentations taking weeks, well that's when I would really worry. (And  BTW overpitching can be as bad as underpitching, likewise over oxygenation, you'll just get bad beer faster.)
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