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Old 01-11-2013, 06:53 AM   #1
Jul 2012
toronto, ontario
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I brewed 2 brown ales, exactly the same beers and exactly the same yeast (used an WLP002 english ale yeast).

The first beer is in a glass fermenter.

The second beer is in a glass fermenter and put into a bucket filled with water (like a swamp cooler). The temperature of the water is consistently @ 65F with no added ice. Both beers are stored next 2 each other.

The first beer developed a big krausen and activity lasted for 3 days. The krausen after 6 days is still quite big.

The 2nd beer developed a small krausen, but was more active - my blow off tube in sanitizer was bubbling like crazy, more than the first beer. After 29 hours the krausen disappeared.

Anybody have any thoughts on the above observations ? Just curious on why the results have been so different.

I'm curious as to which beer will turn out better.

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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The only differences are going to come from the differences of the temperature of the fermenting beer. What are those temperatures?
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:31 PM   #3
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yeast love warm temps and go crazy when it's warm and cozy.

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