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Old 10-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #11
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I was under the impression that certain ales could be able to ferment between 68-72 degrees ?



 
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #12
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Thanks for the advice... Sounds good. I love IPA'S... Stone is my fav
Not sure what "EOM" is, but if you say Stone IPA is your favorite, you should brew the Stone IPA that Stone themselves published to the public. Here's a link: http://www.stonebrew.com/news/081201/

Oh, and Austin Homebrew has a nice write-up on the brewing process in general. I would suggest buying a $2 phone app (Brew Pal) and inputting your recipe into that. It gives you your strike temp/volume, sparge volume, sets alarms for each hop addition during your boil, etc.

+1 to using a swamp cooler, too. Buy the round cooler from Home Depot/Menards ($5-6) and use frozen 2-liter bottles in water and swap them out often to keep it below 70.

Last and definitely not least... Good luck and have fun!




 
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:48 PM   #13
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End of month* ha sorry is an abreviation used at work and just done by habit

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:48 PM   #14
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Fermenting at higher temps usually results in different (often fruitier, esterier) characteristics. Belgians are good for high temps because those characteristics are usually desired. Many British style yeasts can be very flexible in that fermentation at a lower temperature can be clean and crisp, and fermentation at a higher temp can give you those flowery, fruity smells.

I love making up words: esterier.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:50 PM   #15
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Haha.

Man.. just signed up for this forum today and I already love it... Such useful information.

Thanks everyone

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #16
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End of month* ha sorry is an abreviation used at work and just done by habit
Oh... DUH. I also use that at work all of the time, but never think about it in terms of brewing. I was like... can't be end of month...

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #17
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Check out Austin Homebrew Supply. They have kits that you can order all-grain, mini-mash(need 5 gallon pot), or extract with very good well written instructions. Hundreds of kits to choose from.

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:00 PM   #18
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Thanks Dmashl... But I have a lot of local options for brewing supply stores... Live in northern value and are 3 stores in 50 mile radius

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:00 PM   #19
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Northern California*

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:26 PM   #20
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So if I use swamp cooling method, using fermenter in plastic tub with water, and frozen water bottles towel etc... If I leave 630am and return home 530pm...

Will this keep it stable temp for that long of a time period ?



 
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