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Old 05-10-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
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I live in Spain and temperature gets pretty high (even in the closet where I keep my fermenting bucket).

I'd like to use safale s04...but I am worried about the high temperature....can you guys tell me of a simple and effective system to keep temperature low and constant?

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Old 05-10-2013, 08:52 AM   #2
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place in a water bath, put a wet t-shirt over it so it's dipping in the water, direct a fan towards it.


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Old 05-10-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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place in a water bath, put a wet t-shirt over it so it's dipping in the water, direct a fan towards it.
Also freeze several 2-3 liter bottles of water and place 1 in the water and replace with frozen ones when they thaw as needed. This, with what ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ said will keep ferment temps well within range for you..

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Old 05-10-2013, 12:32 PM   #4
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place in a water bath, put a wet t-shirt over it so it's dipping in the water, direct a fan towards it.
Thanks a lot for the info. Good idea to do this, but I am not sure I want a fan running in the house for the 3 week fermentation period.

 
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Hola desde los EEUU! Hablas muy bien el inglés. Hablo bastante bien el castellano jaja. Soy americano pero vivia en españa (en andalucia) durante un año y medio, y me encantaba cada segundo. Me gustaria chatear en calstellano pero no sé si seria permitido comunicar en idioma que no fuera inglés.

Safale US-04 should not take 3 weeks to ferment. If you want to let it sit for 3 weeks, that is fine. But you should only need to worry about the temperature for the first 5-7 days.

 
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:26 PM   #6
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Safale US-04 should not take 3 weeks to ferment. If you want to let it sit for 3 weeks, that is fine. But you should only need to worry about the temperature for the first 5-7 days.
I'd go even farther and say the critical period for temperature is from day 0 - 3. That's when the majority of off-flavours (if any) will be produced.

 
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:15 PM   #7
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Also the fan works the best but you don't absolutely need it. You could just use more ice packs/ frozen water bottles to keep water temp down.

 
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Hola desde los EEUU! Hablas muy bien el inglés. Hablo bastante bien el castellano jaja. Soy americano pero vivia en españa (en andalucia) durante un año y medio, y me encantaba cada segundo. Me gustaria chatear en calstellano pero no sé si seria permitido comunicar en idioma que no fuera inglés.

Safale US-04 should not take 3 weeks to ferment. If you want to let it sit for 3 weeks, that is fine. But you should only need to worry about the temperature for the first 5-7 days.
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We have a basement that is in the low '60s year-round. That pretty much takes care of it.
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I use both the bucket + frozen bottles method as well as wetting a thick towel and pointing a fan at it. As long as the towel is wet, the beer stays cool. I prefer the big bucket + bottles method because I don't have a fan wafting moldy towel air through my living room.


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