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Old 02-10-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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I had my fermenter in the closet where I had been checking it daily to make sure it was the right temp and it was for the first 3 days. Then my finance left the door open and the temp dived. Should I bring the temp back up or just leave it alone?

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Old 02-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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what was the temp while fermenting? what is the temp now?

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Old 02-10-2012, 05:55 PM   #3
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It was at around 70 fermenting and it was down to 64.

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64F is still within the lower limit of most ale yeasts' temp range. That should still work. But you may have to swirl the yeast back up. The sudden drop in temp can cause them to settle,even though it's still within temp range.
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is that ambient or wort temp and what yeast? in any case, 64F is good for any ale

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Iam using dried brewers yeast. The ambient temp was 64 degrees.

This is my first brew so Iam trying just to see what things are supposed to look like without making too many mistakes.

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