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Old 09-28-2006, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default What's the best temp for the secondary?

How cool should I go for secondary on ales? This would be after 10 days in the primary at around 67 t0 70 degrees. Thanks.

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Old 09-29-2006, 03:58 AM   #2
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For me it's 72 to 78 because that is all I'm capable of delivering right now. That's probably not ideal, but I don't have any way of providing a micro-envirnoment specifically for my beer. It is conditioned at the ambient temperature of my house.

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Old 09-29-2006, 04:31 AM   #3
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I've got mine at room temp.... around 70 - 72

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But would it make any sense to chill it down say to 50F for a day or 2 before bottling? Just to clear up a bit.

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Old 09-29-2006, 06:06 AM   #5
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If you want to cool it down, i.e. cold-condition, it will take more than a day or two to have any real effect; more like two or three weeks minimum.

If you will be bottling and secondary will be in a carboy, then I would secondary an ale at the same temperature as the primary. If you keg, I would skip the seconday carboy and go straight to cold-conditioning in a keg.

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