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Old 04-18-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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I recently brewed a dogfish head 60 minute clone and 48 hours into fermenting the temperature on the side of the bucket says 74 deg. Is this an ok temp to be at? The room temp is 67 deg.


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I would get it cooler. Normal for the fermentation to jack the temp but do what you can to keep it in the 60s if you can.


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I put it in a cold bath tub will this lower the temp enough?
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:11 PM   #4
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Try to put the fermenter in some sort of tub and fill around it with cool water. It will help to conduct/convect heat out of the fermenter to quickly get the temperature down and evaporative cooling from the surface of the water will also help. If you don't have a tub, try wrapping the bucket with a damp t-shirt; same principles apply.
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Yeah that should do it but make sure it doesnt get to cold if you do that.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:13 PM   #6
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Probably but that is a lot of water and it too will reach room temp and you'll be back to where you started.

A tub or bin would work better. Fill it up about half way and then you can rotate frozen bottles of water to keep the temp down. You'll most likely only have to deal with this while vigorous fermentation is going on. As that subsides and the yeast go into cleaning up mode, they won't generate this heat and 67 room temp should be fine.

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