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Old 11-16-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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I have beer in my primary fermenting in my basement, which is cooler then anywhere else in my house, with a brew belt, to keep it at a decent temp. The last time I did this particular beer kit it 2.5 weeks to get to a decent OG to bottle w/ out the belt. In the instructions of the belt it said not to have the belt on longer then 8 days. What should I do since I assume it will take like 18 days??


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Old 11-16-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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Temperature control is most important during active fermentation, once fermentation slows or ends there is no problem letting the beer go to ambient.

Are you using a temperature regulator with your brew belt? I would recommend it, that's what I use and the brew belt cycles on and off as necessary to maintain the proper temperature, usually for about a weeks time and then I turn it off usually.
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