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Old 08-22-2006, 01:49 AM   #1
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Default Acceptable ambient temperature after fermentation

With all the hot weather I was wondering about this: After primary fermentation is complete and the hydrometer reading is stable, and after racking to a secondary for settling and bulk ageing, does ambient temperature still need to be under 75 deg F for ales? If not, what is the acceptable temperature range after fermentation is complete?

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Old 08-22-2006, 03:26 AM   #2
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If you ferment your ales above 75F they'll end up on the fruity side...trust me on this one.


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Old 08-22-2006, 03:57 AM   #3
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But if most of the fermentation is done, won't it be okay? Or will it still produce the estery flavors in the conditioning stage? I was just wondering about this myself, cuz I don't have enough room in the chamber of homebrew love for two carboys.

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Once the fermentation is done, you need to be concerned about oxidation & such. The flavor & aroma components in beer break down at warmer temperatures. Which is to say, they age much faster & not in a good way.
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Most esters are made at the respiration stage of yeast at the begining of fermentation.


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