Just one little change in degrees. - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Just one little change in degrees.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-25-2009, 07:55 AM   #1
homeslice
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Monterey,Ca.
Posts: 74


So my Belgium Dubbel is being fermented at around 70 most of the day and am trying to bump the degrees down just a few. What have you done to change the temp just the slightest wee bit???

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2009, 07:59 AM   #2
scrambledegg81
Flocculation Nation
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
scrambledegg81's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Los Osos, CA
Posts: 1,818
Liked 40 Times on 36 Posts


Time for a cold water bath, methinks, if you really need to get the temp down. Though 70 is right around the average optimal fermentation temp if I remember right.
__________________
Primary: nada
Secondary: emptyness
Bottled/Fridge: Sierra Nevada Celebration
Bombers/Growlers/Aging: The Abyss, Firestone 19th Anniversary Ale
Kegerator: sanitizer!
Coming Up: something spiffy, most likely

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2009, 08:01 AM   #3
homeslice
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Monterey,Ca.
Posts: 74

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrambledegg81 View Post
Time for a cold water bath, methinks, if you really need to get the temp down. Though 70 is right around the average optimal fermentation temp if I remember right.
Yah, sometimes it spikes up to 74 or so and wouldn't mind having something mickey moused to keep the temps slightly lower during the mid day heat.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2009, 08:05 AM   #4
scrambledegg81
Flocculation Nation
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
scrambledegg81's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Los Osos, CA
Posts: 1,818
Liked 40 Times on 36 Posts


I'd suggest checking the temp of your cold (tap) water a few times a day and compare those results to what the average air temp is. That will give you a clear idea of what level of cold you need in the tub. Worst come to worse, just freeze a few gallon sized plastic bottles of water and plop those in the bath.
__________________
Primary: nada
Secondary: emptyness
Bottled/Fridge: Sierra Nevada Celebration
Bombers/Growlers/Aging: The Abyss, Firestone 19th Anniversary Ale
Kegerator: sanitizer!
Coming Up: something spiffy, most likely

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2009, 09:33 AM   #5
Zen_Brew
 
Zen_Brew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Seattle
Posts: 1,865
Liked 23 Times on 23 Posts


I use the the Igloo 60qt cube cooler for a water bath. Here is the wally world link.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ci_sku=5663765

Most coolers don't give you a good height to submerge the cooler in. This cooler is taller than most, although not quite tall enough to put the lid down, but the lid pops off easily enough and you can put a piece of styrofoam over the top with a hole cut out for the neck of the carboy. A few ice cubes or frozen water bottles will knock your temp down a couple degrees and it will hold for several hours before you need to put more ice in it.
__________________
Primary: German Hef, Belgian IPA, Scottish 80, Belgian Dubbel
On Tap: Oatmeal Stout, Vanilla Oatmeal Stout, Belgian Dark Strong, Munich Dunkel, Dunkel Weizen, Oktoberfest, Bock, IPA, Black IPA, English IPA, Pale Ale

Using the mind to look for reality is delusion. Using your senses to look for reality is awareness.

"One time I was so desperate for a beer I snuck into the football stadium and ate the dirt under the bleachers." Homer Simpson

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Hoppiness

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2009, 09:42 AM   #6
mordantly
Registered User
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Westside..... CenCal - the country that'll never take away my guns or money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 3,865
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts


a shirt over the fermenter in some water works nice.. but replace every other day (mildew)

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
why 170 degrees? benl560 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 19 04-06-2009 05:38 AM
From 76 Degrees Down to 66 Degrees, Your Opinion Please... RLinNH General Beer Discussion 1 09-07-2008 10:37 PM
Is 74 degrees too hot? talkingmonkey Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 06-24-2008 04:43 AM
64 degrees hoss450 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 11-28-2007 08:15 PM
Can't get down to 70 degrees! undermind Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 10-18-2006 02:58 AM


Forum Jump