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Old 11-14-2010, 08:09 AM   #1
cyruscowboy
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Nov 2010
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Does anyone have any information on the ideal temperatures for brewing and storing mead?

 
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:50 AM   #2
raestlyn
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Yes.

 
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:20 PM   #3
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For fermenting, check the temperature range of the yeast you're using. Lalvin website lists ranges for their strains. I ferment my meads at the low end of their prefered range. Fermenting at too high temperature will give the mead fusels just like fermenting beer too warm. You'll get a faster fermentation at higher temps but to me the trade-off is worth it to go cooler. For long-term storage, pretty much the same principles as wine. Somewhere in the low 50s is ideal, I believe.

 
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:26 AM   #4
cyruscowboy
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Thanks!

 
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