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Old 09-15-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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I brewed a batch of brown ale (OG 1.062) on 9/13/09 around 3:30 PM. I pitched S-04 and it was bubbling by evening. 9/14/09 in the morning it was going well at about 72 degrees. By Monday the fermentation was going crazy, all kinds of large chunks zooming around in the carboy but I noticed the temp was 78. I immediately put the carboy into a water bath and the temp was down to 68 by 9/15/09 @ 4 PM but the krausen had dropped and the activity is almost nil. Did I shock the yeast with too drastic of a temp change? I was worried about the off flavors associated with high temps. Should I do anything or just wait 10 day and take a hydro reading?

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Wes Hunkler

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Old 09-15-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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There's nothing you can do but wait! Might have a few esters or higher alcohols in there, but hard to tell from where I am!

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