Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > What Temp?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-02-2012, 05:07 AM   #1
ram6519
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 9
Default What Temp?

In the area that you have your cider fermenting what temperature is it in that room or area? I live in the deep south and my normal house temp is about 77 deg in the summer. Is that too high or would it ferment too fast? Winter wouldn't be a issue because I keep the heat set at 68 deg, I could just turn the heat off to that room. I was just wondering at what room temp everybody keeps their fermenting cider at.


ram6519 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
sa101
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Perth, WA
Posts: 48
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

at 62 it's a nice and slow ferment with an ale yeast. Going up to and beyond 72 will really speed the process up. I like to keep mine on the lower end of the scale, between 62 and 68, and as constant as possible


sa101 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 12:57 AM   #3
UpstateMike
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brockport, NY
Posts: 937
Liked 143 Times on 92 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sa101 View Post
I like to keep mine on the lower end of the scale, between 62 and 68, and as constant as possible
I agree, low and slow is the way to go.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
Oh, and get a hydrometer. Psychic brewing is great and all, but hard numbers get rid of MUCH of the guess work.
"No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities." ~ 1 Timothy 5:23
UpstateMike is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 01:38 AM   #4
snortwheeze
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 116
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I live in southwest Wisconsin. Started two ciders last weekend, when it was suppose to cooler, but once again the weather man was wrong. Temps were in the high 80's and even with the a/c going it was still 76* in our house. My two ciders finished in about 4 days. The Carmel apple is clearing nicely now and the cran-apple is bottle conditioning. They both taste fine, but I just freaked out a little because it finished too fast and I have no bottles for the big one (Carmel apple). All in all I would say keep it cool let it Finnish slow...
snortwheeze is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
inoculation temp Papagayo Cider Forum 2 09-16-2011 08:06 AM
Fermentation Temp beerloin Cider Forum 5 06-08-2010 01:39 PM
temp ob111 Cider Forum 4 06-07-2010 07:26 PM
how long and at which temp? JLem Cider Forum 4 02-24-2009 05:43 PM
10 degree temp changes Whistlepig Cider Forum 1 04-29-2008 05:41 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS