Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Yeast temperatures
Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Glenwood Springs, CO
Posts: 268
Liked 20 Times on 13 Posts

Default Yeast temperatures

So I am just curious on the temps that yeast go through. It seems that they are such temp sensitive little guys (and gals), but we mess with them pretty bad. For instance:

-My yeast (dry) is stored at 40 F in the fridge
-To rehydrate I put it in water usually between 85-100 F
-I then pitch it into wort around 70 F
-Usually I have to drop the temp a little more to say 63-67

Maybe I am doing something wrong or missed a step, but doesn't that seem to be messing with the temps quite a bit? Especially when all I hear is that when fermenting if your temps drop a few degrees the yeast starts to drop out?

Thanks for clarifying

Yourrealdad is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
struggling author
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
unionrdr's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 37,501
Liked 3417 Times on 2942 Posts
Likes Given: 2534


The rehydrated yeast should be brought down to within 10 degrees of the wort temp when pitching. This keeps the yeast from being shocked & going dormant till they aclimate to the themps around them. But may have to be swirled back into suspension. Otherwise,your temps are right in there.
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yeast Fermentation Temperatures? ThatGeekGuy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 09-19-2012 06:55 PM
Temperatures for best yeast performance MarsColonist Mead Forum 9 09-22-2010 10:58 PM
Yeast and fermenting temperatures.... ohill1981 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 12-23-2008 03:36 AM
ale yeast temperatures Loup Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 08-07-2008 11:21 PM
Mort temperatures and yeast TDorty3 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 05-15-2005 03:07 PM

Forum Jump