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Old 09-13-2013, 05:40 AM   #1
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I recently acquired a mini fridge that works great for one bucket fermenting. My question is how long do I need to keep the primary in the fridge before I can move it out in order to start another batch? Ambient temp in the house is usually 74-78. Would like to start another batch this weekend, but don't want to move the current one to a too warm area before its time

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Old 09-13-2013, 06:37 AM   #2
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3 or 4 days is all that is necessary, then finish at room temp for diacetyl rest.

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Old 09-13-2013, 10:33 AM   #3
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Since each batch is a bit different from the next, I'd suggest waiting a couple of days after the krausen has fallen before moving it into a warm environment.

That may be as short as the 4th or 5th day after pitching, it could be a week or so. If you rush it into a 74-78*F room too quickly, you could end up with a less than satisfactory result.

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Old 09-13-2013, 01:54 PM   #4
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Excellent. Thanks for the replies

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I do this too, and I am always wanting to brew more beer than my fridge can hold. I have no issue keeping most primaries to a week or so and moving on to other brews

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What fridge did you buy? I'm looking for one with the same purpose in mind.

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