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Old 04-02-2009, 11:55 PM   #1
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I know where my temps should be but I'm a little confused. If my stick on thermometer says 68 degrees, am I good, for an ale? Or does that mean the inside temp is 5-10 degrees higher and I need to drop the temp?

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Old 04-02-2009, 11:57 PM   #2
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That is usually a good indication of the temp in the fermenter. So if you where targeting 68 as your ferment temp you are good.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:31 AM   #3
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You are good. 68 is fine for an ale. What people are saying is that active fermentation can raise the temp of the wort a few degrees. So if ambient temp is 65, you fermenter may be 68 due to the yeast creating heat while they digest the sugars. The stick-on fermometer is pretty accurate.

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Old 04-03-2009, 11:07 AM   #4
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The stick-on fermometer is pretty accurate.
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