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Old 10-03-2012, 12:46 PM   #11
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Oh, ok. Is that just because I pitched the yeast to warm?
The fermenter is gonna get hot inside regardless.........


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Oh, ok. Is that just because I pitched the yeast to warm?
No I think what they were saying is you may want to control your fermentation temps down to the mid to high 60 F range.


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Old 10-03-2012, 12:49 PM   #13
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Probably not because of the warm pitch temp...

Do you have/or can you buy, a thermostrip? One of those temperature strips that run along your fermenter.

It gives you a darn accurate idea of what the temp of your fermenting beer is. If you set a fermenter in a 72* room, it would not surprise you to find out you're actually fermenting 5 or more degrees above ambient temp.

Some folks submerge their fermenter into a water bath, as in like a Walmart laundry tub with rope handles for around $6. The water, combined with some frozen water bottles, makes for a bit of a 'cooler' fermentation.

I can't remember what fermentis US05 likes, but find out and try to keep the fermentation temps within their suggested range.

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #14
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Actually the yeast will love 80-85 degrees. The beer will not. When fermentation is occurring it will produce its own heat raising the temperature of the wort. Fermenting at too high a temperature will create undesirable off tastes and fusel alcohols. A swamp cooler will control those temperatures.

If the pack was at room you will not have shocked the yeast too badly.

You will want to keep the wort near 70 degrees or even lower. If your temperature stays low the beer will be fine. I try to keep my temperatures in the low to mid sixties.

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Old 10-03-2012, 01:22 PM   #15
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The room stays about 62-64 degrees right now. Should I put it in my garage?

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The room stays about 62-64 degrees right now. Should I put it in my garage?
During active fermentation the temperature in the fermenter can actually be 5-10 degrees higher because the process of active fermentation generates heat.

Do you have one of those stick on fermometers, they are pretty accurate at telling you the temperature of the vessel. If active fermentation has slowed then keeping it in a room that is 62-64 is perfectly fine.
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I've never done the water bath thing. What would that do? I don't have anything big enough to put the bucket in.
I found a plastic storage tub at kmart and put water in it... and about 2 scoops of ice a day to keep it around 65. It worked real well. Now its about 60 in my basement... winter is coming.
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During active fermentation the temperature in the fermenter can actually be 5-10 degrees higher because the process of active fermentation generates heat.

Do you have one of those stick on fermometers, they are pretty accurate at telling you the temperature of the vessel. If active fermentation has slowed then keeping it in a room that is 62-64 is perfectly fine.

Thank you. I plan on hopefully getting one of those tonight.
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So I moved it to the garage and stuck a thermo strip on the side of the bucket and its reading about 70-72 degrees. I opened the lid and peaked inside, I know I shouldn't have but it was killing me. I'm getting no bubbles from the airlock at all but I do have foam on top. Now there is about 4-5 inches of head space in the bucket. Do think its because of the space in the bucket that I'm not seeing any bubbles. It's been two days since I brewed it. Thanks guys.

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70-72 isn't terrible, 66-68 would be better. As far as bubbling, give it another 24 hours. Sometimes fermentation can take a little longer than 2 days to start. (And stop opening the lid!!!)........



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