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Old 10-27-2011, 05:27 AM   #1
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Hmm, so I am thinking of where I can leave my primary, I have a very limited set of options. I was wondering if I could leave my primary in my room, or if that would be too annoying/loud with the bubbling going on for 3 days straight? I have a roomate, and my gf lives with me so its a little tough. I have a big walk in closet however it is currently full of clothes, and temperature changes worry me when the door is closed, not to mention it is right next to the bed anyways, other that that, it would have to be left in the living room which i suppose is fine... I just wanted to keep my fan (swamp cooler) in my room cause I use it at night. Any thoughts?

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Old 10-27-2011, 05:57 AM   #2
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If you want a successful fermentation and a good end-product, priority #1 should be locating the fermenter in an environment with a stable temp that is within your yeast's temperature range: ~65º - 70ºF for most ale yeasts. Sorry to be Captain Obvious but I'm not sure what else to tell you. Hopefully you have some kind of A/C going on there. Miami's 80º+ temps this time of year are way too warm for any yeast that I have ever dealt with.

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Old 10-27-2011, 07:07 AM   #3
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I keep mine in my office (home office) and find just the opposite problem you state. I actually like the tap tap tap of the bubbler, it's soothing. I'd keep it in your bedroom if you can keep temp best there. Any noise it makes is just that sweet sound of your beer making itself all nice for you.

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:40 PM   #4
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To add to what's already been said - I'd be much more concerned with the temperature than the noise. Even if you keep your bedroom at 70°F, the fermentation activity will easily increase the beer temp to 73-75° and maybe even higher. This is really too warm for most non-Belgian yeasts and you would likely end up with some off-flavors and fusel alcohols. I know it's not always possible and/or easy, but you should try to keep the beer temps (not the ambient air) down in the 60's.

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Old 10-27-2011, 01:01 PM   #5
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I keep mine in the sitting room behind the couch. My problem is the kids pulling out the airlock. Temp wide it works, but can be cold in winter so then I wrap a blanket around it and pitch yeast when its still warm so it gets going quickly. Might invest in s brewbelt though as getting FG down on winter can be hard. Tried hotpress but too warm.

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Mines in the bedroom closet right now. However, this closet has one exterior wall and one garage wall so with cooler outside temps my fermentation temperature has been maxing out at 72F but ususally stays at 70F or below. I can't hear it at all. I would probably forget it was there if I didn't check it several times a day.

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Make sure you have a dog, so that you can blame him/her, for the occasional sulfury emissions.

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When I started brewing in 1990 I put the primary into a closet in my university apartment. Then I learned about strong primary fermentation and the need for a blow-off tube - the hard way.

Make sure you have a means of protecting your closet/bedroom/etc so you don't end up with a permanent stale beer stench.

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When I started brewing in 1990 I put the primary into a closet in my university apartment. Then I learned about strong primary fermentation and the need for a blow-off tube - the hard way.

Make sure you have a means of protecting your closet/bedroom/etc so you don't end up with a permanent stale beer stench.

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Hmm, so I am thinking of where I can leave my primary, I have a very limited set of options. I was wondering if I could leave my primary in my room, or if that would be too annoying/loud with the bubbling going on for 3 days straight? I have a roomate, and my gf lives with me so its a little tough. I have a big walk in closet however it is currently full of clothes, and temperature changes worry me when the door is closed, not to mention it is right next to the bed anyways, other that that, it would have to be left in the living room which i suppose is fine... I just wanted to keep my fan (swamp cooler) in my room cause I use it at night. Any thoughts?
You do know the offgas from brewing beer is an aphrodisiac, Dont you? I had to move mine to the basement because SWMBO wouldn't let me get ANY sleep!!!
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