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jppostKW 11-13-2009 04:19 AM

Secondary fermentation temps
I am in the process of building a SOFC glycol hybrid type chiller. I am planning on doing a large enough chamber for two 6 gallon better bottle primarys. My question is will moving the beer with active fermentation complete to room temp for a secondary and open up the space in the chamber be counter productive to a temp controlled fermentation?

Thanks guys


rsmith179 11-13-2009 03:54 PM

As long as your fermentation has completed, you no longer need to maintain fermentation temperatures. Just remember, there is an upper-limit as to how hot you can actually store beer for. I would never keep my beer in an area with 70F+ temps for long periods of time after fermentation. This will speed up the aging process of your batch, forcing you to drink it faster!

Like I said though, as long as fermentation is complete, move that carboy out to get another one in. Temperature control is most important during active fermentation.

jppostKW 11-13-2009 05:10 PM

Awesome! Thanks for the reply and I will definitly post my build of my ferm chamber its looking pretty good so far

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