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WLP 002 and Milds
« on: February 16, 2016, 09:24:11 PM »
Can anyone recommend a certain fermentation temp for this yeast and a low ABV Mild?

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Re: WLP 002 and Milds
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 09:28:53 PM »
67-68F and ramp to 70F as krausen starts to fall back into beer.

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Re: WLP 002 and Milds
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 10:13:18 PM »
I'd add giving it a rouse or two during the temp bump after a few days. 002 tends to floc out really quickly and not finish the job if you don't coax it a bit. Agreed on fermenting this one in the upper range of temps for both the character and to keep things rolling along.

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Re: WLP 002 and Milds
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 10:22:21 PM »
67-68F and ramp to 70F as krausen starts to fall back into beer.


Yep, same thing I do.
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Re: WLP 002 and Milds
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 11:31:34 PM »
I only use 002 for Mild, ferment at 68F for a week before crashing, fining with gelatin, and kegging it up!

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Re: WLP 002 and Milds
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016, 03:43:40 AM »
I'll join the chorus: 68 degrees worked just great for the Mild that I happen to be drinking right now, as luck would have it. I didn't ramp up this time--my first use of 002 for a Mild--but will try that in the future.
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WLP 002 and Milds
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2016, 04:37:19 PM »
Bumping this as the beer has fermented for 8 days, bumped up the temp to 70 over the past few. It's at 1.012 from an OG OF 1.035, 65% attenuation.

I also just realized I used WLP007, not 002. Either way I'm wondering if I should give the fermenter a light swirl or just wait another few days.

The 007 apparently attenuates much higher (80-85%). Kinda bummed that I'll miss out on the residual sweetness 002 would have given me.


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