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Fastest ferment yet - Wyeast 1768
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:14:09 PM »
Brewed an English Special Bitter Saturday (1.044 OG) and by Wednesday it was done and the krausen had fallen (64F with a thermowell and wrap heaters on digital thermostats).  I pitched a month old slurry (really a wad of clay) split into two five gallon fermenters.  The yeast had been harvested and stored in a gallon ziplock with a little beer.

I am going to give it a little more time before checking terminal gravity, but man was that quick.  Anyone else experience this kind of speed with this yeast?
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Re: Fastest ferment yet - Wyeast 1768
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 08:06:51 AM »
A healthy pitch of yeast into a beer in that gravity range should see fermentation drop off after 3-5 days.
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Re: Fastest ferment yet - Wyeast 1768
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 08:43:26 AM »
I've gone grain to glass in 8 days on a similar beer, mine was 1.038 and I think I used 007 or similar but yeah. it can happen. good call on letting ride a few more days though, just to make sure.
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Re: Fastest ferment yet - Wyeast 1768
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 10:47:31 AM »
Yup, with good healthy yeast, proper pitch rate and good temp control most of my beers finish within a week easy, even some of the higher gravity beers.

I still leave them for at least another week though to drop bright before packaging.
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Re: Fastest ferment yet - Wyeast 1768
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2014, 04:39:08 PM »
I brewed a beer with 1768 last weekend.
My buddy gave me a jar of slurry. Or more like you said a "lump of clay"
Beer was supposed to be 1.040 but I wound up at at 1.054
I'll take a peak in the bucket this weekend and see where it's at.
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Re: Fastest ferment yet - Wyeast 1768
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2014, 02:20:42 PM »
I really like the yeast - plus I have Burtonized RO water on the last few batches of bitters and really like the flavor I have been getting.  This will be a staple house yeast going forward for a few more batches
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