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Old 02-26-2012, 02:41 AM   #1
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My basement is the only place I can store beer. Tonight is chilly and the basement is running at 58 degrees. I have the primary wrapped in a blanket at 64 degrees. Anyone think this could be a prob? Nothing I can really do, had a healthy yeast starter so the yeast are at full blast. About 7 days into ferm. Thoughts?

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Old 02-26-2012, 03:24 AM   #2
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If you could lift the fermentor off the floor (like on a chair) it might keep it a bit warmer. The ground tends to be colder than the air.

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Old 02-26-2012, 03:28 AM   #3
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My basement is the only place I can store beer. Tonight is chilly and the basement is running at 58 degrees. I have the primary wrapped in a blanket at 64 degrees. Anyone think this could be a prob? Nothing I can really do, had a healthy yeast starter so the yeast are at full blast. About 7 days into ferm. Thoughts?
That sounds like a problem that most guys/girls on here would love to have. A fermenter holding steady at 64? Yes, please.
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Yeah, you're fine. In one of his BN interviews, chris white says as long as the yeast are fermenting they're not too cold.

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Old 02-26-2012, 03:46 AM   #5
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If you could lift the fermentor off the floor (like on a chair) it might keep it a bit warmer. The ground tends to be colder than the air.
First rule of backpacking is to stay off the ground when cold. Have it on a mat :-)

Sounds good guys! Thanks for the help.
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First rule of backpacking is to stay off the ground when cold. Have it on a mat :-)

Sounds good guys! Thanks for the help.
Depending on the yeast, I'm not sure you want to be warmer.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:52 PM   #7
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i just used WLP001 in my dead man clone at 64F all the way. I had no problems...fermentation for about a week and a half with a blow off tube. From what I read this yeast does better at a lower temp.

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I wouldn't even wrap the fermenter... I keep most ales below 64 for the first 3-4 days of primary, after that I let them free rise to room temp or higher to attenuate fully and clean up.

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yeah, no issues there, that yeast'll work fine down to the high 50's, 64's pretty much perfect for it.

FWIW, i've done a lot of ales at or below 60 degrees, and have liked the results. i did a li'l write up here if you're interested.

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