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Old 11-20-2007, 02:43 AM   #1
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Default Nottingham @ 62 deg =>OK?

I have my fermenter in the bathroom, like I always have...the door has been mostly closed, so heat from wood stove does not get therer...the temp is around 60 deg. I hope this is not too low

Should I worry ? Will this delay fermentation ? It has been 2.5 days w/no activity in airlock ..


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Old 11-20-2007, 03:23 AM   #2
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I have my fermenter in the bathroom, like I always have...the door has been mostly closed, so heat from wood stove does not get therer...the temp is around 60 deg. I hope this is not too low

Should I worry ? Will this delay fermentation ? It has been 2.5 days w/no activity in airlock ..
I'm currently fermenting Edwort's Haus Pale ale in my basement where it's 58 degrees (although the fermometer reads 62). I think you should be safe around 60 degrees.


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Old 11-20-2007, 03:32 AM   #3
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Right off the Danstar Yeast website
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The recommended fermentation temperature range of this strain is 14 to 21C (57 to 70F) with good tolerance to low fermentation temperatures (12C/54F) that allow this strain to be used in lager-style beer.
Looks like you're on the low end, but within the range.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:09 AM   #4
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Sounds fine. Give it plenty of time and I'm bettin it'll perk up soon.
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Well, it has been since Saturday, and no activity in airlock - and I know this cheapo Pail has never gotten a good seal, so I carefully lifted the lid, and BEHOLD ! Frothy fermentation !!

I thank you for your feedback ... I should have just gone to the DanStar site...

I have gotten into the bad habit of anticipating the magic bubbler to start its thing, and get a little streesed when it doesn't go off like clockwork...

A valuable brewing lesson -- trust the process !
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One other thing to bear in mind is that fermentation - as I understand it - generates heat. So if your ambient temperature is 60F, then the temperature of your wort/beer will be a few degrees above that. So it looks like your temp is right where you'd want it to be.


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