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Old 08-28-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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The temperatures in my apartment won't go below 75/76 degrees. Is there any types of beers that have high fermenting temperatures that I could brew in my hot apartment that won't mind seeing temperatures upwards of 80/81 degrees?
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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Try brewing some Belgian Beer they usually call for a higher ferment temp to develop there yeast characteristics!!
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:28 AM   #3
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Perfect temperature for a Saison/Belgian beer.

 
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:00 AM   #4
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+1 on the saisons. The beauty is with the American resurrection of the style is there is TONS of room to experiment!
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:51 PM   #5
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I brewed many, many batches in exactly those temps back in the day in an unconditioned apt in San Diego. I used California Ale yeast for most batches because it can handle these temps without giving off too much off flavors/aromas.

 
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:18 PM   #6
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I brewed a german heffeweizen last summer the night my air conditioning went out. The temps shot up to the mid 80's in my place over the next couple days. I thought for sure the beer was shot, eespecially since it finished fermenting by the end of the following day. Turns out the beer tasted perfect, and I didn't mind cutting a week off the fermentation time. Maybe I got lucky, everyone talks about using temps to balance the banana and clove flavors, but they tasted perfectly balanced to me.

 
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:50 PM   #7
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80 may be pushing it but wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale is listed up to 75

 
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:08 PM   #8
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Keep in mind that your beer will be fermenting at about 5 degrees above ambient...maybe more if the higher temps keep the yeast really active!
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:12 PM   #9
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Do what I do and put the fermentor in a tub of water and add a couple frozen 2 liter bottles of water to it once or twice a day. Works wonders.

 
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:15 PM   #10
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If you go to the Wyeast and White Labs sites you can see the ideal temp ranges for each yeast strain. Saisons are perfect for higher temps (and delicious). I love Wyeast 3711 French Saison and it runs just fine at 80 in my experience.

I also just recently swamp coolered my last batch on Pacman as mrduna01 describes. Haven't had the beer yet but kept temps down pretty well.
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