What happens if your brew gets too cold during fermentation? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > What happens if your brew gets too cold during fermentation?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-03-2012, 03:58 AM   #1
ea1154
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Austin, Texas
Posts: 10



I have a deep freezer that I'm using as a fermentation chamber. I want to start kegging my beer but I dont want to buy another freezer and temp controller for a keezer. If I had a couple ales fermenting, would it hurt them if I dropped the temperature to keezer temperatures for the night then switch it back to fermentation temps?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 04:09 AM   #2
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3184 Times on 1883 Posts


If it is below the temp that the yeast goes dormant, you will halt fermentation.
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 04:12 AM   #3
ea1154
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Austin, Texas
Posts: 10


Is that bad? I know it would take longer but would it noticeably effect taste/quality? Over a 24 hour period

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 04:17 AM   #4
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3184 Times on 1883 Posts


Your beer wont ferment...if the yeast is asleep then it won't be doing the job you want it to....
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

ea1154 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 04:23 AM   #5
Whalewang
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Posts: 46
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


How long have they been fermenting?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 04:28 AM   #6
ea1154
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Austin, Texas
Posts: 10


Is there an amount of time that would make it okay?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 04:31 AM   #7
Whalewang
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Posts: 46
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


if your past the rigorous portion of the fermentation process then ramping up the temp would be fine (bring it in the house).

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cold Ale Fermentation ere109 Fermentation & Yeast 5 10-28-2011 05:36 PM
how cold is to cold for you to brew rustbucket General Beer Discussion 15 01-16-2011 07:42 PM
Fermentation, too cold? dandw12786 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 12-19-2010 01:05 PM
Must brew be *kept* cold after cold crash? sensibull Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 11-05-2010 07:18 PM
Ale fermentation temps: how cold is too cold? Sol Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 02-02-2010 03:03 AM


Forum Jump