Dubbel and WLP540

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  1. vicjuve

    vicjuve New Member

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    Hi guys. I need help with this recipe. I have never tried the wlp540 and I would need advice on the mash (I planned a monostep at 151 °) and fermentation temperatures. The idea is to pitch the yeast at 68 °, after 3 days add the syrup and let the temperature rise up to 72 °, finally raise up to 75 °. Is it a good plane???
     

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    Yes I've read where some brewers add the sugar (syrup) right at high krausen and that seems to work well for them but others add sugar last 5 minutes of the boil... I think either way is okay... if I were brewing this with a single infusion mash °C 68 (154°F) - °C 70 (158°F) would be my target temp for a more complete conversion... either way it looks like a fantastic beer

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    Thank you for your answer.
     
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    There's an idea that yeast gets lazy with too much simple sugar and doesn't reproduce as effectively. So waiting to add it after the yeast has reproduced is seen as a way to keep the fermentation powering along. Heard this in relation to brewers who do high gravity beers that they dilute at packaging, so I expect it's largely academic at the homebrew scale.
     
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    I can agree on the replication, but adding sugar few days later, also means having a lower OG and an appropriate pitching rate (my target is 1.0 bil cell / ml / ° P) facilitating the preparation of a starter that I perform with my homemade equipment not so high-performance.
     

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