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Old 04-09-2013, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Is 68/70 degrees too warm for primary fermentation?

I usually use a wyeast liquid activator, I'm just wondering if this is too warm. It's just the usual temp in my basement.



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Depending on the style, yes. Most ales, yes. Any Lager, yes. The experts say you will actually ferment up to 10 degrees hotter than ambient.

Look up "swamp cooler"



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To add a little, once I started fermenting (most) beers at 60, they have turned out soo much better

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Depending on the style, yes. Most ales, yes. Any Lager, yes. The experts say you will actually ferment up to 10 degrees hotter than ambient.

Look up "swamp cooler"
What are the adverse side effects? I've only done about 6-8 batches total and they have turned out good by my standards but that's probably not saying much as I'm a novice!
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the warmer you ferment the beer the more characteristics from the yeast will be presented in the final product. some times you want that, some times you dont. almost all yeasts have fermenting temp ranges that are given by their respective labs. stay on the low end for less yeast character and on the high end for more. always try to stay within the range though.

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the warmer you ferment the beer the more characteristics from the yeast will be presented in the final product. some times you want that, some times you dont. almost all yeasts have fermenting temp ranges that are given by their respective labs. stay on the low end for less yeast character and on the high end for more. always try to stay within the range though.
Is it bad to have the characteristics from the yeast?
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Is it bad to have the characteristics from the yeast?
what style & which yeast is it?
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what style & which yeast is it?
Liberty cream ale from Midwest, wyeast 1010.
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I'd try to drop the temp to lower-mid 60's with ice packs, tub of water with ice, or something similar until you get your temp control under control. I'm sure it'll still make a fine beer though. temp control will become your friend.

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Brewers best beer kits for ales say ferment at 68 deg minimum.



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