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Old 08-18-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default What temp to ferment red wine at?

My first time making wine, I'm using a recipe I found online for Welch's grape juice wine. I'm using Pasteur red yeast. I have my primary fermenter half-submerged in a cooler (since its 95 F here), and a thermometer, but I'm not sure what the ideal temp to ferment at is.

The fact sheet for Pasteur red said it can ferment anywhere from 62-86 F, but I figure I should aim for something more specific than that.


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go for 70F. if you get warm, you'll develop esters and phenols. In some wines this may be appropriate, in others it'll stick out like a sore thumb.
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