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Wyeast 2308

Postby Natebriscoe » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:25 pm

I have not used 2308 before, but if I remember right it was one of recommended strains for cold fermentation. The specs don't really seem to go along with the cold fermentation recommendation. During growing a pitch up it didn't seem to care for sub 55f temps. Just wanted to make sure this strain will perform in the mid 40s.
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Re: Wyeast 2308

Postby caedus » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:34 pm

I've used it at 48 with no issues what so ever.
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Re: Wyeast 2308

Postby Weizenberg » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:24 am

Wissenschaftliche Station 308 is one of my all-time favourite lager yeast.

It requires careful fermentation and proper maturation.

Generally speaking, I use it at follows

Pitch 5C, 6-8mg/l oxygen, ph ~5.1, Main ferment 7C, Transfer with 0.8% fermentables left, spund 0.5 BAR very veeeeeeeeeery slowly towards -1C over 8 weeks.

Enjoy!
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Re: Wyeast 2308

Postby Weizenberg » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:27 am

Natebriscoe wrote:I have not used 2308 before, but if I remember right it was one of recommended strains for cold fermentation. The specs don't really seem to go along with the cold fermentation recommendation. During growing a pitch up it didn't seem to care for sub 55f temps. Just wanted to make sure this strain will perform in the mid 40s.


It is excellent for cold-fermentation.

FYI I even had wheat yeast still going at 5C. Temperature-wise you will be fine.

Vendors seem to recommend the classic warm fermentation since it is a much safer bet for newcomers.
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Re: Wyeast 2308

Postby Roachbrau » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:34 pm

White Labs 838 has been much better than Wyeast 2308 in my experience, although they're both supposed to be the "same strain"- WS308

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