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Old 12-05-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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I have a few friends who are interested in brewing, but they don't have fermenting chambers and they will all have different ambient temps.

What's a good dry yeast that wont get too funky in 70F(+/-2F) ambient?

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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I have a few friends who are interested in brewing, but they don't have fermenting chambers and they will all have different ambient temps.

What's a good dry yeast that wont get too funky in 70F(+/-2F) ambient?
No temp control methods (swamp cooler, etc.)? In my opinion, the important word is "too" because I think it will get funky. Likely they will pitch and it is going to go into a fast fermentation which will heat up the internal temp 5-10 above ambient (70 +/- 2 + 5-10 = as high as 82*f)

NG, if you ask me.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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Belgian yeasts tend to have higher fermentation temps. However, fermentation is exothermic, so even if the ambient is 72, the beer will heat up beyond that (per freisste's comment).

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:21 PM   #4
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I used Safbrew S-33 recently on an amber ale. The closet I had it in read 73 degrees for pretty much the entire fermentation. The beer tasted great, maybe not like a traditional amber but good imho.

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Old 12-07-2012, 05:14 PM   #5
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I used Safbrew S-33 recently on an amber ale. The closet I had it in read 73 degrees for pretty much the entire fermentation. The beer tasted great, maybe not like a traditional amber but good imho.
Well that's a start

Some of the friends already have the adequate ambient conditions. However I know not all of them will. I'm trying to get a few more people interested in home brew, and have started a 1 gallon brew project

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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If these are just one gallon batches it should be really easy for folks to make a mini swamp cooler, probably with a container or bucket they have lying around.

sounds like a neat project

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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US-05 made my pm pal taste great,even though ferment temp went up to 72F. Cooper's ale yeast was good & higher flocculation than 05. But the fruity esters from Cooper's should match the style of ale. English being one example.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:39 PM   #8
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http://byo.com/resources/yeast

One gallon jugs should be easy to keep cooler with plastic tubs and rotating frozen water bottles. Or, your friends should convince their girlfriends/roommates to save money on the heating bill and keep the house a bit cooler.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #9
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US-05 according to Fermentis does quite well in the 70-75 degree range. I have used it in that range many times with great results.

S-33 as mentioned above works well in the 70 degree plus range. That strain works well in wit beers. Not bad in a stout either.

 
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Or, your friends should convince their girlfriends/roommates to save money on the heating bill and keep the house a bit cooler.
and we know the girlfriends aren't the ones doing the brewing....how?

 
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