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Old 11-18-2006, 03:37 AM   #1
Jun 2006
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I cool my partial boils to 80 degrees than dump into the primary, when I top up with about 2 more gallons of water the temperature lowers quite a bit more. My question is can I pitch ale yeast, smack pack or dry, at the lower temp or should I try to get the temp back up to just under 80?

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Old 11-18-2006, 03:37 AM   #2
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70-80 is a good range for pitching.
HB Bill

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Old 11-18-2006, 04:13 AM   #3
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Pitching at fermentation temperature is ideal.

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