Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > My basement is aound 62 degrees right now... too cool for fermenting?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-13-2011, 05:31 PM   #1
jpar345
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 72
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default My basement is around 62 degrees right now... too cool for fermenting?

If so I'll need to come up with plan B quickly, my kit arrives today and I really don't have any other place to do it. The rest of the house stays around 72 degrees.

__________________
jpar345 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2011, 05:32 PM   #2
lowtones84
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Montclair, New Jersey
Posts: 1,175
Liked 84 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 214

Default

If it's an ale, you should be golden!

__________________
lowtones84 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2011, 05:33 PM   #3
beergolf
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
beergolf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: collingswood, nj
Posts: 4,131
Liked 409 Times on 331 Posts
Likes Given: 135

Default

That is the perfect temp for many ales. Depends on the yeast but I usually prefer to ferment on the low end of the recommended temp range for the yeast.

__________________
beergolf is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2011, 05:33 PM   #4
Polboy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 916
Liked 35 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

It is perfect for ales

__________________
Polboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2011, 05:34 PM   #5
Brek81
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Indianola,IA, Iowa
Posts: 184
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

What type of beer? if you put the fermenter on some cardboard/wood/carpet, it will stay a bit warmer.

__________________
Brek81 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2011, 05:35 PM   #6
maffewl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cookeville, Tennessee
Posts: 1,083
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

62 degrees is ale yeast heaven.

Keep in mind though that ferm. temps are higher than air temps.

If you have a large tub (like one you can buy for approx. $8 at Lowes), fill it up with water and place your carboy in there. That will keep the ferm. temp around 62 degrees.

__________________

_

Digital Temperature Controller build:
Click Here

Bottle Cutter build:
Click Here

maffewl is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2011, 05:36 PM   #7
jpar345
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 72
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Brown Ale, specifically a Moose Drool clone from Austin. I didn't think it was too cool since it warms up a bit in the fermenter, just wanted to make sure before I start the process. We just bought a metal rack that holds all my brewing equipment, it'll probably go on there.

__________________
jpar345 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2011, 06:07 PM   #8
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,150
Liked 283 Times on 245 Posts
Likes Given: 325

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpar345 View Post
Brown Ale, specifically a Moose Drool clone from Austin. I didn't think it was too cool since it warms up a bit in the fermenter, just wanted to make sure before I start the process. We just bought a metal rack that holds all my brewing equipment, it'll probably go on there.

Good idea- the basement floor will suck all the heat right out- it's like to be even colder than the airspace.
__________________

I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com

daksin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2011, 06:42 PM   #9
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,257
Liked 1060 Times on 707 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Keep it in the basement for the first 3 days of active fermentation, then when it's starting to slack off, move it to the 72F area.

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2011, 06:51 PM   #10
dallasdb
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 1,208
Liked 53 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
Keep it in the basement for the first 3 days of active fermentation, then when it's starting to slack off, move it to the 72F area.
Good call Bobby. I have the same temps in my basement. I typically move it to my upstairs closet where there is a heater vent and/or place a heavy snow jacket around the carboy to keep it warmer and better insulated.
__________________
dallasdb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apfelwein fermenting @ 60-62 degrees slantedbolt Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 07-13-2011 07:16 PM
when do I cool to fermenting temp? slt140 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 08-18-2010 08:02 PM
beer fermenting at 74+ degrees turbosnail Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 01-20-2010 09:45 PM
ale fermenting ok below 65 degrees? Mogref Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 01-02-2009 09:27 PM
Fermenting at 80 Degrees mayday1019 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 10-08-2007 02:22 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS