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Old 05-30-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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i have a batch that is fermenting away at 76 degrees, i really dont have anyway of lowering it this time, should i expect off flavors?

 
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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You'll probably be OK. Notty gets really funky in the eighties..... My fermentation refridge went up last summer and I had to toss a batch.

 
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:38 PM   #3
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you'll probably get some serious esters from notty at those temps, but it'll still be beer. When I've used notty and couldn't keep the temps down it got pretty banana-y. Good luck, though!

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Old 05-30-2010, 04:32 PM   #4
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Is that ambient temp or the temp of the wort? Either way, that is getting up there. It shouldnt ruin the beer, but I would bet you will notice it.

[1] Get a plastic container... one of those ones from Wal-Mart that you can store clothes etc in. ($5)
[2] Add carboy, water, and either ice or small plastic bottles filled with water and frozen.

Under $10 and it will help.
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:03 PM   #5
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room temp is 70 wort is 76.

its 15 gallons in 3 better bottles, i just put all 3 of them in a giant cooler filled with cold well water.

it should cool pretty fast, then i will maintain it with frozen water bottles.
do you think the 24 hours at 76 degrees will cause off flavors?

 
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:21 PM   #6
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I think that most ester production takes place over the first 3 or so days, so 24 hours of high temps will likely produce some, but not an overwhelming amount of esters.

Also, I think that cooling down the beer after fermentation starts could stress the yeast. Just keep an eye on it once you get it cooled, you may have to give it a little swirl to wake up the beasties if you drop the temp too far.

 
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:57 PM   #7
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at what temp should i worry about stressing the yeast?

 
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:43 PM   #8
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Do the esters have a particular smell?

 
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:02 AM   #9
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Is that ambient temp or the temp of the wort? Either way, that is getting up there. It shouldnt ruin the beer, but I would bet you will notice it.

[1] Get a plastic container... one of those ones from Wal-Mart that you can store clothes etc in. ($5)
[2] Add carboy, water, and either ice or small plastic bottles filled with water and frozen.

Under $10 and it will help.
down to 65, thanks for the tip.

i dropped about 2 degrees an hour, should i be worried about shocking the yeast?

 
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:40 PM   #10
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I am not an expert but 2 degrees doesnt sound like a lot to me. Not enough to shock the yeast I dont think.
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