Originally Posted by sok454
I just checked the water temp in my swamp cooler and it was showing 72-74. I'm on day 5 of fermentation. The room temp is about 64. I had been adding ice bottles to keep the water cooler.
I'm worried that because the last 24 hrs its been warm that it may have some heating issues. Should I be ok? Bubbling looks like it has stopped so I know things were starting off well.
Really want to open up and take a look at it though....
Something isn't right with one or both of your readings. If the room temp is 64 and the set up has been in the room for 5days and active fermentation is done the set up should be around the same temp as ambient by now as the temperatures would have equalized.
The room I ferment in is usually at 67 and in the summer when it gets to 69-70 I begin using a swamp cooler and ice if necessary but usually after active fermentation and no additional ice everything is generally equalized within 24-36 hours with maybe a 1-2degree difference.
I would check the calibrations of your thermometers. I could be wrong but I think something's off