Fermentis BE-256 hot fermentation

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  1. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

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    Hello fellow brewers,

    I was wondering if any of you have any experience using the Fermentis BE-256 yeast.

    Yesterday i pitched my 5th beer (Belgian dark stong ale) with this yeast and after a few hours the airlock started bubbling happily , when i came home from work today the bubbling was still going strong and i noticed the lid on my fermentation bucket had deformed (i guess pressure) to a dome shape and the bucket was quite warm, about 25 degrees compared to 20 room temp.

    So i was wondering if anyone else here has had such a strong fermentation before with this yeast (or any other yeast), and if so, did the high temp affect the quality of the end product?
     
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    Yes, I used it and it is a yeast that tolerates high alcoholic strength. It is very vigorous and tends to raise the temperature. You must control it to avoid unwanted aromas
     
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    I just used it for a Belgian Tripel and it took off like crazy I had it fermenting in my basement which was around 72F but when fermentation started the temp gauge on my fermenter was reading 78-80F for about 3 days then slowly calmed down back to 72F.

    I actually tried the beer last night after about 3 weeks in the bottle and everything seemed ok, nothing that seemed off as of yet. Took longer to start carbonating than my other beers I brewed (I tested at 1 & 2 weeks hardly any carb). I think it needs more time to condition in the bottle to mature.
     

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