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Old 02-03-2006, 03:21 AM   #1
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I live in Houston, so my house is pretty much 79 to 80 degrees year round. The one room that my kids are "exempt" from (where I plan on fermenting and leaving the stuff to settle in the secondary tank) may even get a degree or two warmer during the afternoon.

Should I chose one yeast over another? Are there ales that I shouldn't even attempt, given the high temp of my house?

sorry, my brewing lingo isn't quite up to snuff yet either...

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Where you at bro? We're pretty much all from Houston here.

During the warm months (Feb thru Nov) I keep all of my fermenters in big rubbermaid tubs filled with water. That way I can throw an ice block in there every day, and keep everything down in the temp range I need...usually around 65F. Works for me anyway.

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In any case, cool things down like El P recommends. If you can't get things below 70F I would avoid hefeweizens (the yeasts get weird once above 70F), but you should definitely consider Belgians which seem to do quite well in the mid 70's.
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How many other Cheeseheads feel like driving down there and kicking El P right in the nads?

plug the area code 53227 into your weatherbug and you'll understand . . . and this winter has been wierdly warm
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How many other Cheeseheads feel like driving down there and kicking El P right in the nads?

plug the area code 53227 into your weatherbug and you'll understand . . . and this winter has been wierdly warm
Yup, 36 degrees right now in the first week of February. It's a heatwave!
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Old 02-03-2006, 03:22 PM   #6
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yeah, we're having an arctic front at the moment. Highs only in the low 70's.



El P. : I am in the NW. I work at HP near Tomball. you?

I plan on fermenting, etc. in an upstairs bedroom , so I am not sure that vats of water and ice for 4 weeks straight will be an option...

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