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Old 04-06-2009, 09:30 PM   #1
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i have just finished brewing an ale and put the top and the airlock on the plastic bucket. i have my chest freezer set for 62 degrees.

does the bucket go straight in the chest freezer for fermenting or does it need to sit at room temperate first. is 62 degrees good for an ale? i am wondering if it should be cooler or warmer and want to take into account the extra heat given off by the yeast doing its thing.

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Old 04-06-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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What yeast are you using?

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Old 04-06-2009, 09:33 PM   #3
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Put the bucket right into the chest freezer. No need to let it sit at room temp. 62 should be fine for most all ale strains.

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I used Safbrew T-58 dry yeast.

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If this is a wheat beer, I would ferment on the warmer side. Probably set your temp for 68*. It all depends on if you want the estery tastes in your beer.

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