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Old 07-15-2007, 05:53 PM   #11
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I generally only do lagers in the winter, but there are some good yeasts for lager-style ales. If you could post the yeast name, we could be certain.

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Old 07-15-2007, 06:24 PM   #12
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Just be careful to check the temperature if you put it on top of the AC. If you get most ale yeasts much below 62 they will stop working.

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Old 07-15-2007, 11:31 PM   #13
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Thanks for the information. So can I assume that if I buy one of those Can of Extract and Add your fermentable type kits, that the dry yeast thats included is ok for use at cool room temperature unless it says otherwise ?

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There are dry lager yeasts, but it's safe to bet that the kit yeast will be something fermenting at close to or slightly below room temperature. These kits are usually made for ease of use and beginning brewers. Lager fermentation temperatures are a bit more advanced. It's not just a matter of keeping a lager cold. You have to work in a close range of temperature specific to the strain of yeast used.

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Old 07-16-2007, 10:16 PM   #15
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Having the fermenter near an HVAC vent might not be the best idea. Most HVAC systems turn on and off periodically to regulate room temperature, and near the vents it's common to see temperature shifts of 10-20 degrees throughout the day. Better to keep it in a dark quiet corner of the room, where the temperature doesn't fluctuate much. 67 is within the optimum range for most ale yeasts, so you'll be fine.

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Old 07-18-2007, 01:01 AM   #16
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I hope you're right because I've got 4 batches going now.

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Old 07-20-2007, 11:52 PM   #17
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This advice only applies to ales. I defer to the more experience brewers on the board for a lager, but I live in steaming hot florida and it gets to at least 80 during the day even with the A/C on. One thing I found made a BIG difference was NOT using the yeast that came with the kit (although it will work), but spending the extra two bucks and getting better yeast. I've been using the dry Safale products with good results (again, too hot to buy liquid yeast, although I would like to try it). And when the package says dry pitch without a starter, you can rely on that, it works just fine and very quickly.

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