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Old 07-06-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Ideas for a Warm Fermenting Brew?!?!

Hey all, I have successfully completed my move to Colorado, and I am now looking for ideas on what I can brew without getting lots of off flavors. The house I live in is not air conditioned, so during the day (lately) the house is getting up to around 78 degrees, but cools down to around 67 at night. It there a yeast that will work well in this temperature range? I'd rather not brew something and have it ruined by too high of a fermentation temp! Thanks for your help!

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Belgian Saison yeasts like it hot

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Kevin, chack out this thread http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/our-...hamber-185234/

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If you like a banana-y wheat beer, they will tolerate mid 70's fine.

Saisons are meant for that temp.

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You could actually do a belgian style depending on the yeast you use. Also, some Wit yeast uses temps close to your range.

And of course, Saison would be a nice choice.

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hmmm...I hadn't thought of doing a Saison, but that may be the best route to go for this batch, and then something a bit cooler fermenting as it cools here in the mountains... Thanks for the suggestions, and keep them coming!

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Here's what I do in the desert. I bought some of these "cube coolers" from wally world and cut the holes in the top as shown:



Then put your carboys in them, and I freeze bottles of water and put one in each corner. I change them out daily. Works pretty well, especially if its already 78 there.

I also have a couple that I have cut to the size of corney kegs, and use them as keg coolers.

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