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Old 03-19-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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Will an inconsistent temperature during fermentation ruin my beer? I'm doing my rye IPA now and the temperature has fluctuated between about 55 and 70 degrees. I gave it a taste after racking it to the secondary and it didn't taste TOO off, but there was something off about it I think. I'm hoping that will go away after kegging.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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Fluctuations in fermentation temperature will certainly stress the yeast a bit and add off flavors. That may be what you tasted. I doubt the temperature of your fermenting beer actually fluctuated as much as the ambient temperature, though.

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Old 03-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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So do you think I'm good? I'm dry hoping, will that maybe mask some of the off flavors?

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I can't really say. It depends on when the fluctuations happened, and it also depends on the actual fluctuation in the liquid's temperature. Yes dry hopping will probably hide some off flavors.

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:48 PM   #5
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also it depends a lot on the yeast. some flocculate like a cement shoe if the temp drops very much. cal ale yeast on the other hand seems a bit more resilient.

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