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Old 10-27-2008, 06:24 AM   #1
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Default Primary vs secondary temps

I'm about 2/3 of the way through primary fermentation for an amber ale extract kit with steeping grains. I have the 7 gallon fermenter (5 gallons of wort) in a cold water bath draped with wet shirt etc., and have been keeping the temperature of the water bath between 64 and 67 degrees.

When I siphon to the better bottle for secondary fermentation, would it be okay to just let the better bottle sit at room temperature: 71-74 degrees F ? Or should I really use the water bath routine for the secondary also?

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Old 10-27-2008, 06:43 AM   #2
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71-74 will be fine. The most important days are the initial stages of fermentation. You still don't want it getting too hot, but that should be ok.

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Old 10-27-2008, 03:36 PM   #3
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Just try to keep it below 75 and you should be okay. This goes for once you bottle it too.

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