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Old 05-22-2009, 03:22 PM   #1
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I started brewing in the winter this year and have yet to deal with non-ideal ale temperatures. I pitched my hefe yesterday at 72 degrees and it is fermenting at 75, the temperature in my house. I would like it to be below 70. It was at 66 last time i brewed it and it came out so good, i thought i was crazy.

What are some techniques for controling temperatures in this range?

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Old 05-25-2009, 06:21 AM   #3
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I put a wet tshirt on my carboy and tipped the sleeve of it in a jug of water when I racked into primary last weekend. It has kept a consistent 64 degrees in the fermenter while the ambient temperature has swung from 68 to 78 degrees.

It's great I would recommend it and will do it with every batch until I get a temp controlled fridge.
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