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Old 05-12-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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I am planning to age a beer in a secondary for couple of month, but I have only one refrigerator so the temperature in a secondary will not be controlled. what do you think about it?


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Old 05-12-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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No problem at all, temp would only be a concern if it is a lager


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What sort of temperatures are we talking about? Too high a temp could prematurely age/stale the beer. What kind of beer is it? A little info would help to determine if it's a safe idea.
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Hi,

It will be stout (ale) i want to age it with oak, the temperature range will be around
77-86 F (25-30 C)

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Hi,

It will be stout (ale) i want to age it with oak, the temperature range will be around
77-86 F (25-30 C)

Thanks
Is that what temperature you're fermenting at? Those temps are kind of high, even for secondary.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:28 AM   #6
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The fermentation will be at 62.6 F 17 C the aging in a secondary will be at room temperatures mentioned above, the fermentation will be fully finished in primary only the aging with oak will be in a secondary ( at higher temperatures). What can be the effect of it?
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If you can keep it under 80 somehow (search "swamp cooler"), it should be fine. Mid 80's is quite warm.....
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Toss it in a bucket of water and add frozen water bottles each day as needed. I've even done lagers this way with almost no deviation off of the intended temperature.
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yeah thanks but i would prefer not to mess with it too much...


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