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Old 12-15-2008, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Ice Storm! Low Beer Temps

Just lost power and heat for 4 days thanks to this lovely ice storm,Which leaves me questioning. "What will become of my liquid babies"?
A choc stout in secondary
Dead guy clone eight days into ferment
My temps got as low as 38, Are my yeastie boys dead ?
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thanks -Bryan

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Old 12-15-2008, 11:33 PM   #2
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They are probably not dead, just dorment. Once you get power back and temps become warmer, they should become active once again.

Did you hook up a battery to your computer?

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Old 12-15-2008, 11:40 PM   #3
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no no i just got power back today @2:00
thanks for the info and quick response!

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Old 12-15-2008, 11:40 PM   #4
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When things warm up, give the dead guy a swirl to get the yeast back in suspension and the yeast should get back to work. If that doesn't do it, get some Nottingham or US-05 dry and pitch that. Either should be clean enough to finish of the fermentation.

The chocolate stout should be fine. You've crash cooled. There should be plenty of viable yeast left to bottle condition.

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Old 12-15-2008, 11:42 PM   #5
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Your babies are fine.The choc stout should have cleared even more with what amounted to a slow cold crash and the dead guy should be fine. You will need to warm everything up to get them carbed after bottling. I do believe your OK

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Old 12-15-2008, 11:51 PM   #6
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Thanks Alot Guys
I will sleep well tonight knowing my brew are gonna be OK!
(& having heat should also help out)

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