First post in the forums, although I've been creepily skulking at the fringes for years soaking up everyone's advice.
I've recently started using WLP007, Dry English yeast, as everyone has raved about it and I love British styles of beer, so I figured it would give me the best of all worlds. My issue is I'm detecting some slight buttery characteristics (diacetyl) in some of the beers I've been brewing. My standard fermentation is about 4 days of vigorous primary at about 68F, then a temp raise over 3 days to 75F, with a rest for 5-7 days before transferring to kegs, crashing, and carbing. With temps this high and a yeast this aggressive, I had assumed it would ferment a great deal cleaner than it is. Am I just cutting it off to early? Is this strain known for throwing excessive diacetyl and then not cleaning itself up because it is too highly flocculant?
Maybe I'm being overly critical, because I'm barely getting the buttery flavor, and otherwise the beer tastes fantastic. Any advice, tips, suggestions?
Thanks in advance!