Using a Belgian Wit Yeast how Cool Should I Start the Fermentation?
  • jlwjlw
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    I was thinking lower 60's?
  • ThymThym
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    really depends on the flavor profile you are going for.

    since this is a belgian ipa i would shoot low. too much banana / clove would be off putting
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  • jlwjlw
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    would i need to hold it low? And how low?
  • ceanntceannt
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    I would be tempted to start in the 60s.... and let it ramp up to the upper 70s after a week and a half
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  • ThymThym
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    ceannt said:

    I would be tempted to start in the 60s.... and let it ramp up to the upper 70s after a week and a half



    i would go with this temp profile. it may seem like there is a bit of lag, but the result will be a better tasting beer assuming you have a healthy pitch
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  • jlwjlw
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    I pitched around 62* or cooler.
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    I pitched around 62* or cooler.



    that should work well. try to hold it below 65 for the first few days
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