Fermentation question - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Fermentation question

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-10-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
dhoyt714
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Exeter, NH
Posts: 203
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



I had my fermenter in the closet where I had been checking it daily to make sure it was the right temp and it was for the first 3 days. Then my finance left the door open and the temp dived. Should I bring the temp back up or just leave it alone?
__________________
Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
BamaRooster
 
BamaRooster's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Glade Spring, Virginia
Posts: 509
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts


what was the temp while fermenting? what is the temp now?
__________________
wait....what do you mean all the beer is gone!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 05:55 PM   #3
dhoyt714
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Exeter, NH
Posts: 203
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


It was at around 70 fermenting and it was down to 64.
__________________
Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author & air gun shooter
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,988
Liked 3706 Times on 3178 Posts


64F is still within the lower limit of most ale yeasts' temp range. That should still work. But you may have to swirl the yeast back up. The sudden drop in temp can cause them to settle,even though it's still within temp range.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
dcp27
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Medford, MA
Posts: 4,125
Liked 125 Times on 121 Posts


is that ambient or wort temp and what yeast? in any case, 64F is good for any ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 02:43 PM   #6
dhoyt714
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Exeter, NH
Posts: 203
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Iam using dried brewers yeast. The ambient temp was 64 degrees.

This is my first brew so Iam trying just to see what things are supposed to look like without making too many mistakes.
__________________
Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump