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dudleybrewer 01-31-2006 02:08 AM

fermentation temperature
 
This is my first time home brewing. My basement is a chilly 63 degrees and my brew kit instructs me to keep my fermentation bucket between 68 an 72 degrees. Is 63 too cold?? I am seeing bubbling action after 24 hours. about 1 bubble every 3 seconds.

El Pistolero 01-31-2006 03:19 AM

63F is fine...right now the brew is generating some heat anyway. 20 BPM is sign of a healthy fermentation in progress.

Welcome to the forums, and happy brewing. :)

Sasquatch 01-31-2006 03:30 AM

I'm a 63 degree man myself. No problems at all.

subwyking 01-31-2006 09:46 AM

i agree with EL P, if your bubbling, its not too cold.

DesertBrew 01-31-2006 03:12 PM

Agreed. your ok. It's just going to take a wee bit longer. You are better to be on the lower scale than the higher scale of optimum ferm temps. Shoot for lower temps in summer as well but you have to be a bit more creative to get there.

dudleybrewer 01-31-2006 06:07 PM

Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks and thanks. Not worried, think I'll have a New Glarus Native Ale to calm my nerves anyways.

Speedie 01-31-2006 06:55 PM

New Glarus
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dudleybrewer
Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks and thanks. Not worried, think I'll have a New Glarus Native Ale to calm my nerves anyways.

New Glarus!! Mmmmmmmmmm! I love their Spotted Cow, Fat Squirrel and Uff Da brews!!!


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