Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Heat generation during fermentation

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-01-2012, 12:30 AM   #21
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Between here and there, and everywhere
Posts: 12,058
Liked 473 Times on 418 Posts
Likes Given: 266


Originally Posted by xkred27 View Post
I use the fridge. I tape the probe from the temperature controller onto the bucket. In a sense, I guess I'm letting the yeast operate the fridge for a while. It would be more accurate to have the probe in the middle of the wort, but then I would have to wrap my probe.

And no one wants that.
I sheath mine in stainless steel.
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine
Golddiggie is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-01-2012, 01:23 AM   #22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 889
Liked 94 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 74


1 W/(m.K) = 1 W/(m.oC) = 0.85984 kcal/(hr.m.oC) = 0.5779 Btu/(

Alcohol 0.17

Air, atmosphere (gas) 0.024

Glass 1.05
Pyrex glass 1.005

Ice (0oC, 32oF) 2.18
Snow (temp < 0oC) 0.05 - 0.25
Water 0.58

Aluminum 205
Copper 401
Iron, cast 55
Stainless Steel 16
Just for fun, let me throw some numbers for thermal conductivity into the mix.

I don’t know about air, but for water the inside vs outside temp is a few tenths of a degree F. That’s for a water bath with frozen bottles cooling a glass fermentor.

If you figure the difference in conductivity is x24, then 8-10 F corresponds to .33 -.40 in water, compared to air.
Wynne-R is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heat too much for okc, and my fermentation? Nate88237 Fermentation & Yeast 6 06-22-2012 02:46 PM
Fermentation heat generation caps_phisto Brew Science 2 04-25-2012 01:41 PM
Heat of Fermentation Netflyer Brew Science 26 11-22-2009 04:08 AM
fermentation heat wbgv Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 11-29-2008 02:12 PM
Fermentation causes HEAT??? Ironhead Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 02-01-2008 09:55 PM