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Old 11-12-2009, 01:34 AM   #1
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So my garage is basically always 58 degrees now. This is still too warm for lagers, but it seems like it would be good for Kolsch, German ale yeast, and California Common.

I haven't really done much below 60 before, but I have an s-05 IPA and an s-05 Porter that have been going along steady at 58.

What problems do I have to worry about when going below the recommended temp range (besides slower reproduction)?

Also, what yeasts have you had good experience with at this awkward in-between temp?

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Old 11-12-2009, 07:35 AM   #2
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That's a cold baby. you should really treat your children better.

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Old 11-12-2009, 08:00 AM   #3
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I've used Wyeast Kolsch in this range and have been fine. If you pitch at 58 the ferment will end up rising into the 60's anyway...Maybe move it back to a warmer place as the ferment begins to slow to make sure you yeasties don't crap out on you too early...

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Old 11-12-2009, 02:16 PM   #4
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I recently fermented an oatmeal stout with S-04, my thermo strip read 58-60*. It is doing just fine three weeks later!
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