Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Beer vs SWMBO and a/c

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
Chefencore
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 339
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Beer vs SWMBO and a/c

I got home yesterday and the wife had let it get 84 degrees in the house, taking my fermenting beer with it. I have two batches, one had been fermenting since saturday night, the other since Monday evening. Both were over 80degF, so I moved them to the basement to cool off. I'm more worried about the younger one, only 48 hrs fermenting. The krausen fell when I moved it, but it looks like it wants to come back. Should I toss it in the fridge for a few hours to bring it back down?

__________________

"What do you use to weigh down your hop spider?"

"Hops..."

Chefencore is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
jeepinjeepin
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 6,391
Liked 1043 Times on 1022 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

I could be and probably am wrong but I think the most damage to flavor is done via high temps during yeast replication. If you had krausen then replication was complete. I wouldn't worry too much. Get your temp back down slowly to avoid shocking the yeasties and let them do their thing. You might need some extra time in primary for them to clean up any potential nasties.

__________________

Walmart is about the only reason for open or concealed carry that I can get behind. -Randar

jeepinjeepin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 09:53 PM   #3
turtle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 489
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

yes, toss swmbo in fridge.

__________________
turtle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 09:55 PM   #4
Chefencore
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 339
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Great! Thanks.

__________________

"What do you use to weigh down your hop spider?"

"Hops..."

Chefencore is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 09:58 PM   #5
Reno_eNVy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Reno_eNVy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 6,199
Liked 195 Times on 164 Posts
Likes Given: 61

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turtle View Post
yes, toss swmbo in fridge.
Nice! You win 100 internets!

To the OP: I'm going to go ahead and say you're fine as most yeast esters/phenols are created at the reproduction/peak-fermentation phases. You were probably past that. Hell, you may have actually gotten lucky and had the yeast clean-up faster with the increased temperature
__________________
Primary: air and sadness =(

Kegged: Cascadian Dark Ale

Bottled: English Barleywine (brewed 9/26/09 -- bottled 5/5/10)


LET'S GO LA!
LA CAMPEONES!
PLAY FOR GLORY, THE GLORY LA!
Reno_eNVy is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 09:58 PM   #6
Chefencore
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 339
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turtle
yes, toss swmbo in fridge.
Haha! Growing up, my dad kept the a/c rockin year round- to the point of sweaters and blankets in the summer He freezes it up on occasion. She calls his house the arctic circle.
Meanwhile she grew up without ac at all. It's a constant battle. But I was still amazed how hot it was when I got home from work! I work in a kitchen, and I was about done with heat that day.
__________________

"What do you use to weigh down your hop spider?"

"Hops..."

Chefencore is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 10:01 PM   #7
RighteousFire
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 224
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Most yeast flavors are produced during the lag and reproduction stages. Once critical mass is reached and active fermentation is reached flavors are not the main byproduct.

What was the actual temperature inside the fermenting wort?

You should be fine. Worry not. If you had krausen, just let it go.

__________________

Cheers.

RighteousFire is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 10:02 PM   #8
teddy4xp
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kailua, Hawaii
Posts: 340
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I like how she is called SWMBO but everyone gets annoyed when she messes with the a/c

__________________
teddy4xp is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 10:07 PM   #9
Chefencore
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 339
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RighteousFire
Most yeast flavors are produced during the lag and reproduction stages. Once critical mass is reached and active fermentation is reached flavors are not the main byproduct.

What was the actual temperature inside the fermenting wort?

You should be fine. Worry not. If you had krausen, just let it go.
I've got two better bottles with the sticky fermometers on the outsides. They only go up to 78, so it was higher! I'm gonna check the temp and gravity once the chirrun are in bed.
__________________

"What do you use to weigh down your hop spider?"

"Hops..."

Chefencore is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 10:07 PM   #10
turtle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 489
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

obeyed, but not always tolerated

__________________
turtle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools