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Old 05-24-2013, 04:46 PM   #5021
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I have the Liberty lager from Mr Beer and it recommends the fermenting temp at 51-59 degrees. My basement is about 65 degrees. If i put the keg in a cooler with frozen water bottles would this keep the temp in the 50s that the Saflager 23 yeast requires? Has others had the same problem and how did they get it done? Has anyone fermented this yeast in the 60s and did it have off flavors?
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:47 PM   #5022
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There are several guys on the MrBeer Forum that use the ice/cooler method. I haven't tried it.


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Old 05-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #5023
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There are several guys on the MrBeer Forum that use the ice/cooler method. I haven't tried it.
Small wine fridge off craigslist $50 bucks or less, temp controller $60 bucks or less. For well under 100 dollars you get a solution you don't have to keep monitoring, and replacing ice bottles. You can get one that holds 2 lbks. and you're not chilling it down to low, so you really don't use that much money to keep it running.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:30 PM   #5024
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If I have some liquid yeast from white labs that I accidentally did not store in the fridge and has been in my air comditioned home (70 degrees) for about two moths do you think it will still work?
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #5025
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Will it work? Yes. Will it make good beer.....well.....

You've lost a LOT of yeast viability, if not all at this point. You would need a big starter for sure. For the $6 - $7 dollars, I would just buy a new one.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #5026
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ya just buy another one, no need to risk a whole batch of beer
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:09 AM   #5027
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Does anyone know the FG of the Mr. Beer West Coast Pale Ale? I just took a reading and it was 1.029. I didnt get an OG because I didnt have my hydrometer at that point.
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I dont know how reliable the source becuz it was not directly from mr beer but i saw 1.011 to 1.014 for west coast pale ale. how long has yours been fermenting?
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Does anyone know the FG of the Mr. Beer West Coast Pale Ale? I just took a reading and it was 1.029. I didnt get an OG because I didnt have my hydrometer at that point.
1.029 would be way high for a FG. My guess would be closer to 1.014
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:53 PM   #5030
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It has been fermenting for 11 days so far. I may have gotten some bad yeast. If my hydrometer readings don't go down any further should I just bottle, or should I try pitching some new yeast?


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