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Old 03-25-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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Sorry, couldnt find this info anywhere online. What is the max fermentation temperature for stout? Same as ale or..?

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Well, a stout is an ale but more importantly, what yeast are you using? Typically ale yeasts are best in the mid 60s

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Well, a stout is an ale but more importantly, what yeast are you using? Typically ale yeasts are best in the mid 60s
Actually I dont know, haven't bought the kit yet. Deciding to buy or not depending on if I can brew at slightly high temps. Think a stout would be ok like this? I live in an unpredictably hot place to brew so need to choose less fragile beers that are ok at warmer temps.
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Have you looked into a "swamp cooler"? That is what I use in the summer to keep ferm temps down. It's basically a large tub filled with water. You place bottles of ice in there and rotate them out once melted. It's a good way to keep the temp in check. How warm are we talking? I usually never let any of my ales get over 70 but I have gone as high as 68. I like to keep them at the low end of the ranhe usually, like 62-64.

Edit: There are a few styles where ferm temps can be higher and that is ok. Saisons are supposed to be in the 80's and Belgians can ferment well in the 70's.

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