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Old 05-28-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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Great Forum! I am brewing a holiday/spiced ale for Christmas. I am using Wyeast 1450. I've read Denny and others talk about fermenting at 62ish and then raising the temp. I have a swamp cooler and I cannot get the temperature below 68. How will this affect my beer?

Also attached is a pic of my swamp cooler. Am I doing something wrong? I was hoping for more than a 2-4 degree drop in temperature.

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Jason

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Old 05-28-2010, 04:22 PM   #2
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what is the humidity like there? evaporative coolers dont work very well when the humidity is too high.

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It's in my bedroom. We run the AC at 74-75ish. I live in Georgia, so outside humidity is always ridiculous. Inside, it feels comfortable.

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I scrounged a dorm fridge that fits a carboy once I pulled the panel off of the door, with a johnson controller I can maintain my target temps no problem now, before that with the AZ heat brewing in the summer was quite difficult. 118° outside and comfortable a/c inside is 80-85° fermenting at 65-68° was quite an undertaking!

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I've used 1450 a few times and like it best at 68. When it's lower 60's it gets sluggish I thought.

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