Author Topic: Wyeast 1007 Fermentation Temp  (Read 4444 times)

Offline mannykhosla

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Wyeast 1007 Fermentation Temp
« on: October 01, 2012, 11:39:47 PM »
I brewed first time with all grain Oktoberfest using Wyeast 1007 German Ale. The OG was 1.048. From all that I have read I have kept the primary fermentation temp at 62F for first 7 days and then slowly dropped it to 54F in the last two days. Gravity test read 1.022.
Question: Should I keep the fermentation going at 54F till I have I get 1.015 or should I goahead and reduce the temperature to 34F as what I have read? PLease advice.

Offline ArtCox

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Re: Wyeast 1007 Fermentation Temp
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 04:27:27 AM »
This is a True top cropping yeast, low ester formation, broad temperature range affects styles. Cold fermentation will produce lager characteristics including sulfur production. Fermentation at higher temperatures may produce some mild fruitiness. Generally, yeast remains significantly in suspension. Beers mature rapidly, even when cold fermentation is used. Low or no detectable diacetyl. Attenuation: 73-77%
Flocculation: Low, Temperature: 55-68°F, Alcohol Tolerance: 11%. If you are going to Lager, I'd use a Lager Yeast.