New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Wit Bear fermentation temp dropped




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
biggrizzly
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
biggrizzly's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chesapeake Beach, MD
Posts: 74
Default Wit Bear fermentation temp dropped

We went away for the weekend during day 6-8 of my first batch of wheat beer. When I left the fermentation temperature was consistently around 70 to 72 degrees. When I arrived home today the temp was at 64 and the bucket felt cool to touch. Will this cause a problem with the continuation of fermentation?



__________________
biggrizzly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
djfriesen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,141
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

No experience with wheat beers, but typically, temps around 64° are preferable for fermentation on a majority of ale yeasts.

Either way, dipping for a little while shouldn't hurt. Bringing the temps back up a few degrees will probably encourage those yeasties to finish up, so keep an eye on your SG, and when it's stable for 3 days, you should be good to bottle.



__________________
djfriesen is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2011, 10:11 PM   #3
windbreaker123
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: bfe, oh
Posts: 270
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

It won't hurt. But your temps for primary should be cooler than 70/72 for a wheat. What yeast did you use ?

__________________
windbreaker123 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2011, 11:33 PM   #4
biggrizzly
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
biggrizzly's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chesapeake Beach, MD
Posts: 74
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by windbreaker123 View Post
It won't hurt. But your temps for primary should be cooler than 70/72 for a wheat. What yeast did you use ?
After reading the specs, it looks like I'm OK. Thanks for the info.

WYEAST - Belgian Witbier
http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_yeaststrain_detail.cfm?ID=69
__________________
biggrizzly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-17-2011, 01:35 AM   #5
Unibrow
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 445
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I think 64 is a good place to be - I like to start around there and then gradually build up to low 70s after the first week.

The first 3 days of fermentation is the most temperature-sensitive time.



__________________

I'm trying to catalog every brew online so I don't have to keep notes all over the house. Check it out on my blog site below:

http://brewzak.wordpress.com/

Unibrow is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Temp Dropped Last Night ttotalythomas Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 07-07-2011 02:08 PM
Ambient temp vs. beer temp during fermentation dandw12786 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 12-09-2010 02:07 AM
carbonation calculator: fermentation temp, cold crash temp, bottling temp? jigidyjim Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 11-27-2010 12:04 AM
1 week into fermentation my primary dropped to almost freezing temps Paintchips37 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-10-2010 02:21 PM
Ideal ambient temp for lager fermentation temp? tinydancer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 06-30-2008 03:54 PM