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Old 03-19-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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Brewed a batch of a Bud Clone with an ale yeast (Safale S 04) since I don't have the ability to lager (at least I thought). After pitching the rehydrated yeast, my wife opened windows and it got very cold in my house. The next morning I noticed that there were no bubbles in my airlock and paniced. I found that the brew was 64 degrees and starting raising the temp. The next morning (yesterday) I saw plenty of bubbles and 1/2 inch of krausen developing. Today the krausen has subsided and only a minimal amount is stuck to my carboy but it is still bubbling every second or so. I failed to take a hydromemeter reading so I do not know my OG. Should I let it ride the course?

 
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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Let it ride. And 64 isn't too cold.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:48 PM   #3
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Thanks. I am nervous as this is only my sixth batch but all the others were much more active.

 
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:52 PM   #4
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Thanks. I am nervous as this is only my sixth batch but all the others were much more active.
This will probably be the best. I prefer beers to be fermented as cool as the yeast allow. Cheers and happy brewing.

 
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:05 AM   #5
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Thanks

 
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:32 AM   #6
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Brewed a batch of a Bud Clone with an ale yeast (Safale S 04) since I don't have the ability to lager (at least I thought). After pitching the rehydrated yeast, my wife opened windows and it got very cold in my house. The next morning I noticed that there were no bubbles in my airlock and paniced. I found that the brew was 64 degrees and starting raising the temp.
An S-04 yeast fermenting at 64*F is in the sweet zone. Leave it alone.

No bubbles does not equal no fermentation.

 
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:44 AM   #7
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Yeah, if you can ferment all your ales at 64F more power to ya.

 
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:01 AM   #8
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Thanks guys. I have bubbles took a while to get them just not much krausen.

 
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