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Old 07-18-2012, 07:40 PM   #31
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I was seeing some mold growth in my swamp cooler. It was outside the fermentor, but still not pleasant. I started dumping my old Star San in to top off the water and haven't had a problem since.


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Old 09-04-2015, 10:31 PM   #32
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Is it detrimental for it to get so cold? Below 50?

I mean, I read that the yeast as a worst case scenario would go to sleep. But when the temp goes up again it would be in your range.

So I guess following that logic you could fill it with ice and by the time you get home you should be in the right range.

I am probably totally wrong though, I'm just guessing.
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Is it detrimental for it to get so cold? Below 50?

I mean, I read that the yeast as a worst case scenario would go to sleep. But when the temp goes up again it would be in your range.

So I guess following that logic you could fill it with ice and by the time you get home you should be in the right range.

I am probably totally wrong though, I'm just guessing.
It's not the end of the world for the yeast if that happens once or twice, but constant and large temperature shifts for the yeast everyday is not the ideal environment for them.
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