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Old 02-07-2013, 06:05 PM   #11
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Just speaking about Wyeast strains, 55° is in the appropriate temperature range for 1007 German Ale (55°-68°) and 1728 Scottish Ale (55°-75°) 2565 Kolsch (56°-70°) also works pretty close to that temp. Then their entire lager line - with the exception of 2112 California Lager (58°-68°) work well at 55°.

There's no shortage of things to brew and really, the options for heating your fermenter (as opposed to chilling it) are cheap, easy, and reliable.

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Like the other have said. Pick yeasts that work at those temps. The other option is find a way to keep the brew warm. I use a big cooler filled with water. Put the fermenter in there along with an aquarium heater. I cen even brew saisons in my cool basement in the winter, s they are ready when the weather stats to warm up.

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What I do is put a heating blanket under the fermentor and it seems to work pretty well

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