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Old 08-08-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Keeping control of temperature during secondary?

So for my primary fermentation I have my bucket it a swamp cooler which is keeping it at a nice 65 degrees. I'm about to transfer half of it into a secondary and add some coffee to it and see what it does.

Since I don't have enough room for the carboy and bucket in the cooler, would it be bad if the secondary got a little warmer once primary is done?


Basically I need to know how important is temperature control during conditioning compared to fermentation.


Note: I don't mean that it will get hot, but it will rise about 10-12 degrees if I take it out of the cooler.

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Old 08-08-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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As long as we're not talking in the 90's or more, it will be fine. Temp control is really only crucial during the initial few days of fermentation. I don't worry after the first week in primary.

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Depending on how long you've had the beer in the fermenter, you might consider just bottling the other half.

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As long as we're not talking in the 90's or more, it will be fine. Temp control is really only crucial during the initial few days of fermentation. I don't worry after the first week in primary.
That's good to hear. I've got a mini fridge for my 5 gallon buckets and another one that is dead, I've been moving week old batches into the dead fridge and temps are holding but not as exactly as I'd like.
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