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DRdUSTYmUSTARD 02-17-2010 02:52 AM

Low temps
 
What are the consequences of fermenting at low temperatures. I've got an extra foreign stout coming up on 2 weeks in primary and the temps have been ranging from the high 50's to the low-mid 60's.(im cheap on my gas bill) I had assumed that low temps would just mean that it would take longer to ferment. Let me know whats up. Thanks :drunk:

eelpout 02-17-2010 12:24 PM

My basement does not get above 60 in the winter. have no trouble at all using nottingham or 05. I see no difference in quality or time from the summer where it stays at 70.

EricCSU 02-17-2010 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRdUSTYmUSTARD (Post 1888038)
What are the consequences of fermenting at low temperatures. I've got an extra foreign stout coming up on 2 weeks in primary and the temps have been ranging from the high 50's to the low-mid 60's.(im cheap on my gas bill) I had assumed that low temps would just mean that it would take longer to ferment. Let me know whats up. Thanks :drunk:

What yeast did you use?

Eric

DRdUSTYmUSTARD 02-18-2010 12:35 AM

I used SAFALE S-04

weirdboy 02-18-2010 12:38 AM

Probably fine. Maybe not as estery.

Potter1 02-18-2010 03:33 AM

With 04, no worries unless it's below 50. Very clean yeast

DRdUSTYmUSTARD 02-18-2010 03:48 AM

Should I allow it to ferment longer because of the lower temps?

--Thanks for the responses, you guys are great--

Potter1 02-18-2010 03:52 AM

Yeah, I would. Those lazy yeasts get a little slow when they get cold


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