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Old 05-23-2010, 11:06 PM   #1
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So now that summer is almost here, what kind of beer styles allow for fermenting in warmer temps.

My basement is already got up to 68 or 70 today. So i'd imagine in a few weeks it'll be mid 70s plus, maybe even hits 80s on those unbearable summer days.

I know hefe's are ok warm within reason (and i love me some banana), and saisons which I've never had, but what else?

Any other yeast strains that do okay in the mid 70s? I know i'll never win an award fermenting this high, but I'm sure I could still make good beer yeah?
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:22 PM   #2
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I have been able to keep my brews below 70 in the summer by filling a big tub with water and throwing in a few frozen water bottles every so often. I used 1056 on a blond and an ipa last summer. It made me nervous, but it worked out fine.

 
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:29 PM   #3
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I have been able to keep my brews below 70 in the summer by filling a big tub with water and throwing in a few frozen water bottles every so often. I used 1056 on a blond and an ipa last summer. It made me nervous, but it worked out fine.
+1 also if u cover carboy with a shirt and wet it every so often it has a wick effect keeping it a few degrees cooler im in ma and my basement stays around 69 in the summer.

 
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:53 PM   #4
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Swamp cooler, you need to use one.

 
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:03 AM   #5
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Yes yes, I'm aware of these options. But none of these answer my question. What styles can I do at warmer temps? Any that really benefit besides a hefe (imo it's warmer, contrary to jz)
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:04 AM   #6
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Check this out

http://www.bayareamashers.org/gadget...of_chiller.pdf

Also check out saisons and farmhouse ales.
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:14 AM   #7
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Definitely saisons. Also, bucket+water+ice is a good solution if you want to do a cooler beer.

 
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:25 AM   #8
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Definitely saisons. Also, bucket+water+ice is a good solution if you want to do a cooler beer.
+1 on the cooler + ice. I live in an apartment that tends to get very warm 75+ on any given day year round. I got the max cold square cooler and I can fit my 7.9 gal bucket in there with some frozen 1 liter soda bottles. I can keep it mid 60s even when it gets into the 90s w/o much problem.

 
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:14 AM   #9
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lots of belgians can be done above 70

 
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:01 PM   #10
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I do most of my belgian beers at room temp, and let them get up to about 80 (wort temp) to finish up.
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