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Old 01-15-2007, 09:36 PM   #1
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So I'm making a stout and the primary ferment went well and was at the proper temp. However, after I racked to secondary the temperature in my area dropped dramatically.

I'm wondering if the temp during secondary is as crucial as it is during primary.


Primary -- Boddington's Clone
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:49 PM   #2
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If fermentation is complete, then colder temps during secondary fermentation are actually preferred (even for ales). It'll help precipitate more matter out of the beer, granted, not a major consideration for a stout. But, it'll age better.

The only issue is if you happened to have racked before fermentation is complete, the yeast may go dormant. Did you take a gravity reading when you racked?

But if it was done fermenting - GREAT!
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:37 PM   #3
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Yeah, the cool temperature will hurt nothing and can help. If it had gotten warm, that would be a whole different issue.
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