Fermentation started at 24 hr Mark, sat at 72 degrees for 4 days and then it slowed down and has been continuing to ferment and holding 66 degrees for the next 3 days so far. Sat around 65 and 64 for last week
Had to add 1 qt of boiling water to raise strike temp as I was sitting at 149. Boiled an extra 10 minutes as gravity readings seemed a little low as I was only suppose to collect 7.25 gallons and collected more.
Strong fermentation started after 12 hrs, fermentation was steady for 3 days at 65 degrees. Put on brew belt and got temp up to 70 degrees and krausen grew, shut belt off and hope to keep around 68 for next couple of days as I have read that WLP041 can ferment for a while. Ended up with 54 - 12 oz, 2 Bombers.
First runnings measured 1.084, nice clean malty/oaty taste. Rehydrated dry yeast using 1 qt of 1.015 wort, got a nice slurry that I put in fermenter after 30 seconds of liquid oxygen to aerate wort. Fermentation took off quick, checked at 36 hrs and it has a nice high krausen with a fermentation temp of 67*F, very active fermentation.
Strike temp was to low at 30 minutes added 1.5 gallons of 190 degree water to bring up mash temp to 147, did batch sparge, sparge water was 197 it got my mash at 168 for 15 min. My grain temp must have been colder, I had it stored in the basement, should of been more patient taking the temp...
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