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Old 01-01-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
myersff
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I'm keeping my fermenter in my home office which is a little cooler than the rest of my house but still on the main floor. The fermenter is at 66 degrees my question is that to low of temperature? I was thinking of getting a space heater for the room to help bring up the temp. I'm fermenting big river brown ale. It was bubbling like crazy yesterday but has all but stopped today. It's only been in the fermenter for ~48 hours. Thanks again.

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:01 PM   #2
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That temp is actually a little high.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:07 PM   #3
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That temp is actually a little high.
Yep, considering the wort temp could be as high as 76 or so degrees.

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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Oh, I thought the ideal temp was between 66-75.

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:11 PM   #5
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It is best practice to try and keep the yeast at the low end of the range. So a room temp of around 58 or so is a good place to be at.
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Fermenting.
On tap: World wide lager, Dopelbock, Apfelwein, American Wheat, DFH 90, Dortmunder export, Skeeterpee, Chinook/Citra ipa.
Waiting on a tap. Maibock, Two Hearted, Pliny the elder, Chimay White, Roggenbrier, DFH60
Fermenting:Apfelwein
On Deck:
Hiding in dark corner: Lambic, Flanders red, Oud Bruin, DFH 120(in bottles)

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #6
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So should I move it closer to the window to make it cooler? Glad I asked as I was about to go buy a heater and mess it all up. Man this forum rocks you all are great and answer questions so quickly.

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:18 PM   #7
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For this batch most of the active fermentation sounds like it is mostly over. Just leave it alone for 3 weeks and let it finish up.
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Fermenting.
On tap: World wide lager, Dopelbock, Apfelwein, American Wheat, DFH 90, Dortmunder export, Skeeterpee, Chinook/Citra ipa.
Waiting on a tap. Maibock, Two Hearted, Pliny the elder, Chimay White, Roggenbrier, DFH60
Fermenting:Apfelwein
On Deck:
Hiding in dark corner: Lambic, Flanders red, Oud Bruin, DFH 120(in bottles)

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #8
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Ok thanks. The instructions with the kit said that a second fermentation is recommended. But from what I read on the forum everyone says not to bother. What will the secondary fermenter gain me?

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:26 PM   #9
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Nothing.
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Fermenting.
On tap: World wide lager, Dopelbock, Apfelwein, American Wheat, DFH 90, Dortmunder export, Skeeterpee, Chinook/Citra ipa.
Waiting on a tap. Maibock, Two Hearted, Pliny the elder, Chimay White, Roggenbrier, DFH60
Fermenting:Apfelwein
On Deck:
Hiding in dark corner: Lambic, Flanders red, Oud Bruin, DFH 120(in bottles)

 
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