Originally Posted by reefwreak
If there's one thing that's made my beer better, it's the fermentation temperature. I'm in a small apartment, so I thought cooling would be impossible, but I've kept my most recent beer at 65 degrees for a week now with just sitting in a tub of water with a towel wrapped around the carboy and a fan blowing down into the bucket and around the towel. It makes a huge difference, probably bigger difference than pitching rate or other small modifications.
I didn't get a chance to make the 60minute clone yet, but I'm hoping to do it in the next few weeks. So much beer to brew, so little time.
Thanks so much for the recommendation, that's not a bad idea at all! I may do that in order to achieve the cooler fermenting temperature.
Also, this receipe calls for British Amber Malt Grain... Is that the same thing as a British Amber DME? If not, is there something that would be a close substitution? I've only found it at one place online but my order total would only be $0.75 and I don't want to order other things from the site because they are more expensive on the other ingredients (Midwest Brewing Website).
Any help would be great, thanks!