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Old 09-29-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Long time lurker, first time poster! Had a couple of questions about temps of my second homebrew batch. I had trouble cooling the wort to below 75 degrees f in about an hour and 10 minutes (airtight container). Unfortunately, I made plans to go out, so I had to pitch my yeast (saf us-04). Once I got home from this commitment (about 4 hours), the temp was around 71f and is now (about 13 hours after pitch) it is sitting at 69-71f with a bit of Krauzen. I am wondering if this is too likely to adversely impact the flavour of my beer? These temps are from the fermenter not ambient (which generally sits low 60's).

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Old 09-29-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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You should be ok,I wouldn't worry just keep the temps low for the next week or two.


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Old 09-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #3
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I doubt that your pitching schedule will have a significant negative impact on the flavor, but I'd be inclined to get the brewing temp down a bit if possible, maybe around 62-65F.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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If you want 04 to be neutral as possible around 65F itīs ok, above 68F is very estery. A little bready but really good flocc BHW what are you brewing?
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone!

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If you want 04 to be neutral as possible around 65F itīs ok, above 68F is very estery. A little bready but really good flocc BHW what are you brewing?
I am brewing a Celtic Red Ale
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
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I do this all the time. Usually, I'll just kill the gas, put the lid on, and come back to it in an hour. I'll transfer it to the fermenter and put it in my swamp cooler and then pitch the next morning. Works out every time. I've tried to rush cooling the wort too many times, so now I just chill til the next morning.
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I am brewing a Celtic Red Ale
Try to keep it at 68 max Im sure it will be great
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:29 PM   #8
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I do this all the time. Usually, I'll just kill the gas, put the lid on, and come back to it in an hour. I'll transfer it to the fermenter and put it in my swamp cooler and then pitch the next morning. Works out every time. I've tried to rush cooling the wort too many times, so now I just chill til the next morning.
I was going to say,
If you have to go away for a while and it is too hot to pitch, wait till you get back.
Whats done is done and I am sure it will turn out just fine.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:35 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone, have made me feel a bit better about it all. Have cooled the fermenter down a bit and is now sitting at about 68f (and will cool a little further).
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:27 PM   #10
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I sorted out the temps on this batch yesterday. However, I just discovered that the lid of my fermenter has a slight defect in the thread (it has a twist top) and is not 100% airtight (but is not leaking a whole heap either). I am a little worried as I left the wort to cool in this for over an hour before pitching yeast. It seems to be fermenting fine at the moment, but is there anything to be worried about?


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