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Old 04-12-2007, 08:27 PM   #1
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I am on day 8 in my secondary. belgian ale, 1056 american ale yeast.

the primary went fine temp wise. it was around 68 for that. now that it's winter in the middle of freaking march, my basement is about 58-61. would it be wise to bring the brew upstairs?

primary: none
secondary: none
bottled: red irish ale, belgian ale

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Old 04-12-2007, 08:31 PM   #2
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still got any airlock activity? have you taken SG readings? Once fermentation is finished, it actually benefits the beer to spend some time at lower temps. But if fermentation isn't done, and the temps drop, you can end up with unfermented sugars that could eventually result in gushers or bottle bombs. So keep it at fermenting temps until SG readings 3 days apart indicate no change.
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