Originally Posted by danpatemobile
Any recommendations on storing at 55-58 degrees for 5-6 days? I have a portable air conditioner with a thermostat down to 61 degrees that I can stuff in a closet. Didn't know what a difference of a few degrees would make. Maybe a better suggestion for the storing process?
Storing at 55-58 degrees for 5-6 days? Is that for your fermentation temperature? Or is that for after fermentation?
What yeast are you using? That will actually determine the best temperature for fermentation. 55-58 degrees is kind of a weird temperature, though. A bit too cool for ales, a bit too warm for lagers- that's why I'm asking what yeast you are using and what the instructions tell you to do.
I use an Igloo Ice Cube cooler, with the fermenter in the middle and water surrounding it and a few ice bottles in there (or, an aquarium heater to warm it up) and a floating thermometer to check the temperature.