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Old 01-09-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
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What temps are required for wine to ferment and for sitting in secondary? What happens if the temps get too high (say +2 to +5 over the above level?) like they might in the summer?

I am questioning this because I won't be brewing beer in the summer, and it seems like a sin to leave the fermenter/secondary carboys empty for 3 months! So, I thought maybe a wine?

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Old 01-09-2007, 10:12 PM   #2
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Wine is a lot less heat tolerant than ale, so unless you have tight temperature control I'd say BBQ.

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I do have temp control, but due to cost, I keep the house between 75-78 in the summer months (May to Sep). Would that work?

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Most wine Kits are happy as long as they are under 82 F. So give one a try.

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What temps are required for wine to ferment and for sitting in secondary? What happens if the temps get too high (say +2 to +5 over the above level?) like they might in the summer?

I am questioning this because I won't be brewing beer in the summer, and it seems like a sin to leave the fermenter/secondary carboys empty for 3 months! So, I thought maybe a wine?

Thanks for any help.
I'm actually thinking about doing the same thing. I had some problems with high temps last year. I think wines would work better during the summer months.
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