Originally Posted by josephvaldes
I just picked back up brewing after a couple of years and just made a Belgian Ale today. After the wort was done I put 14Lbs of bagged ice and chilled water to help with the chill time of the wart and the temperature ended up a very low 55 F. I had to boil a little water to get the temp up to 67 before I added the water based yeast, I know that the extra water I put into the wort will affect the beer, but will the low temperature have a negative effect on the fermentation process?
I typically shoot for 68F. 67 is right there. The main thing is keeping the temperature stable. Any fluctuations in the first few days can have adverse effects.
In addition, since it was quite some time before you pitched, it is a good idea to aerate prior to pitching.
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Revvy>>You shouldn't worry about ANYTHING, you didn't hurt the yeast, they know what they need to do, they want to eat all that sugar they are swimming around in. They want to pee alcohol and fart co2, it's their nature.
Bobby_M>>I flood the keg with CO2 for one minute with the lid off, rack the beer in to the bottom gently, seal it, flood it, vent it. If there's still O2 in there after that, F it.