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myersff 01-01-2013 04:49 PM

Temp question
 
I'm keeping my fermenter in my home office which is a little cooler than the rest of my house but still on the main floor. The fermenter is at 66 degrees my question is that to low of temperature? I was thinking of getting a space heater for the room to help bring up the temp. I'm fermenting big river brown ale. It was bubbling like crazy yesterday but has all but stopped today. It's only been in the fermenter for ~48 hours. Thanks again.

beerman0001 01-01-2013 05:01 PM

That temp is actually a little high.

F250 01-01-2013 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beerman0001 (Post 4735017)
That temp is actually a little high.

Yep, considering the wort temp could be as high as 76 or so degrees.

Rick

myersff 01-01-2013 05:08 PM

Oh, I thought the ideal temp was between 66-75.

beerman0001 01-01-2013 05:11 PM

It is best practice to try and keep the yeast at the low end of the range. So a room temp of around 58 or so is a good place to be at.

myersff 01-01-2013 05:15 PM

So should I move it closer to the window to make it cooler? Glad I asked as I was about to go buy a heater and mess it all up. Man this forum rocks you all are great and answer questions so quickly.

beerman0001 01-01-2013 05:18 PM

For this batch most of the active fermentation sounds like it is mostly over. Just leave it alone for 3 weeks and let it finish up.

myersff 01-01-2013 05:25 PM

Ok thanks. The instructions with the kit said that a second fermentation is recommended. But from what I read on the forum everyone says not to bother. What will the secondary fermenter gain me?

beerman0001 01-01-2013 05:26 PM

Nothing.


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