New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > bottling at cool temps




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
bilbo
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Juan Bautista, Calif
Posts: 14
Default bottling at cool temps

I don't have an area where I can be sure of good bottling temps (+70 deg). The basement is in the 50s, the house/living area drops to the 50s at nite.
So if I make a container that will reside in the basement, and use a 100w light, will this be sufficient to raise this small area to a good bottling temp? Do I have to worry about the light itself effecting the beer?



__________________
bilbo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
shanecb
Kvlt Brewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
shanecb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,139
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

The light wouldn't be great for the beer.

I'm bottling during this winter in the 50s, though, and having no problems at all.



__________________
A particular love for ancient, obsolete, or lesser-known style from both the US and abroad.

We are the Sons of Winter and Stars
We ́ve come from a far beyond time
Forever the fire burns in our hearts
Our world shall never die
- Wintersun
shanecb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #3
aiptasia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Them Scary Woods, FL
Posts: 3,502
Liked 525 Times on 467 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

I'd probably just raise them up off the floor and onto a shelf. Heat rises, so raise them up as high as you can. It might take an extra week or two for your bottles to completely carb up but they'll be fine.

__________________
Paranormal Brewing
Beer so good, it's frightening.

2014: Seven Heavens Series One: Vilon, Mystic Melomel, Skeeter Pee.
aiptasia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,794
Liked 2661 Times on 1606 Posts
Likes Given: 3452

Default

Actually if it's in the 50's the beers might never carb. Low 50's are usually around the temps that yeast go dormant and flocullate, if that's the case, then sleeping yeast aren't going to do the job for you.

You need to raise the temp some how. One way would be to put the beer cases in a sleeping bag and pointing a space heater at them.

If you're going to use a lightbulb, make a paint can heater.





That way except for a couple vent holes on the can somewhere, little light will actually escape. Put that into a box with the bottles.

Instructions here.

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #5
bilbo
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Juan Bautista, Calif
Posts: 14
Default

Thanks for the replys!
I'm ok with taking its time. I was just worried that those temps would be too cool for the yeast.

__________________
bilbo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 06:53 PM   #6
bilbo
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Juan Bautista, Calif
Posts: 14
Default

Revvy - thats exactly what I was thinking of. Many thanks!

__________________
bilbo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
shanecb
Kvlt Brewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
shanecb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,139
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

That paint can heater is pretty cool.. never thought of something like that before.



__________________
A particular love for ancient, obsolete, or lesser-known style from both the US and abroad.

We are the Sons of Winter and Stars
We ́ve come from a far beyond time
Forever the fire burns in our hearts
Our world shall never die
- Wintersun
shanecb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WLP500 at cool temps permo Fermentation & Yeast 1 11-01-2011 03:15 PM
Using the cool fall temps to cold crash? frailn Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 10-25-2011 09:45 PM
Off flavors from cool temps? HomerJR Fermentation & Yeast 7 12-17-2009 01:46 PM
Cool temps stopped saison fermentation Talloak Fermentation & Yeast 10 09-17-2009 12:31 AM
How to keep temps cool for lagering? Methods wanted! Mike-H General Techniques 6 09-07-2006 06:24 PM