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Offline abraxas

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One Week Fermentation Enough?
« on: July 29, 2010, 09:42:20 AM »
I just brewed a Scottish 60 (close to BCS recipe with specialty grains) with Wyeast 1728, starting gravity is about 1.030.  I am fermenting at about 50ºF and have a nice krausen going, better than expected at this low of a temp.

I am going to check and make sure at least 50% of the fermentation has been completed and then I would like to slowly bring it up to ~70ºF for a few days then rack it off to free the fermentation chamber and use some yeast slurry for a Scottish 80.

Is this too quick?  Is 2 or 3 days enough time at 70ºF for the yeast to clean up diacetyl/acetyaldehyde.  I've never tried to rush a beer like this, but with a beer this small I feel like it might actually be ok.  Both beers are going to be lagered for a good two month before forced carbonation and bottling.
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Re: One Week Fermentation Enough?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 11:23:59 AM »
You should be fine.
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