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Old 03-09-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I am doing a Itsok Kolsch from Joy of homebrewing. It has been lagering for 2 weeks now out in my garage. I checked on it today and noticed what appears to be condensation around the neck of the carboy. I have attached a picture for your viewing pleasure. I noticed that the temperature has dropped to around 50 degrees (down from 55 earlier in the week) out there, so perhaps that could be the cause. Should I be alarmed? Should I bring it inside (to around 70 degrees)? Ideas?

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Old 03-09-2008, 10:56 PM   #2
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It looks like condensation. If you are intentionally keeping it in cold storage, just leave it. If you sanitized the carboy properly, you shouldn't have any problems.

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Old 03-10-2008, 12:46 AM   #3
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I always get condensation when I am attempting to cool down my wort. It looks normal but you say it's been 2 weeks already?

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i moved to secondary after a week and its been out in the garage for 2 weeks now. going to leave it there for another 1 to 2 weeks. it was fine when i first moved to secondary, but just noticed it right now

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Old 03-11-2008, 01:33 AM   #5
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Maybe there is a sudden change of temperature which caused the condensation? Anyways, no worries, just let it ferment.

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Old 03-11-2008, 04:27 AM   #6
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I get condensation all the time - no issues yet.

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