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Old 09-29-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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should i ferment at ale temps or lager?

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Old 09-29-2007, 06:39 PM   #2
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A HW is an ale...ferment between 68 and 75...the higher side of the the temp range the more banana.
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:01 PM   #3
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I ferment around 62F, the beer comes out really balanced. Too high a temp may make the beer turn out very unbalanced, the yeast will become over active and may create more esters, phenols and even fusel alcohol. I would not go over 68F.

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Old 09-29-2007, 11:49 PM   #4
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i keep mine at 65
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