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Old 04-11-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Belgian Ale Fermentation temp?

So I am going to attempt my first brew tomorrow (True Brew Belgian Ale kit) and wanted to know if 57-60 degrees is too cool for my fermentation?

I have had a bucket of water sitting in the place where I plan on leaving the bucket for fermentation in my basement bathroom for the past few days and that has been the temp fluctuation. My concern is that this is too cold for the ale.


My other option is to place my space heater with a temp control setting in the bathroom to maintain the temp if needed. We do not use this bathroom anyway. I have kept a foam insulating pad under the bucket to keep the ground from zapping the heat, but the bucket themometer still reads in the 56-60 degree range. It just tends to stay cool down there.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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What strain of yeast are you using? Most of the yeast companies have ideal fermentation temps listed for each strain on their websites, if not on the yeast packaging.

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It is Safbrew t-58.... still trying to find it with google.

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Found it.

Recommended fermentation temperature: 18ºC-24ºC
In fahrenheit, that's 64.4-75.2

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59-75F
http://www.fermentis.com/FO/pdf/HB/E...ew_T-58_HB.pdf

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My Googlemancy magic is stronger than yours.
And just slightly faster than mine, but you got different temps from your source for some reason.
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My source was a homebrew supply store that had the info posted, so I trust yours (straight from the manufacturer) more. Then again, you did typo on the low end temp. Website says 59, not 50.

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Typo? What typo?

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