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Old 12-05-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default Fermenting zone

I just placed an IPA in the primary and i had a couple of days where the temp was down to 50 degrees which is out of the zone and has stopped fermenting. My question is after i get the temps back up will it start again?
Does it really matter how long it sits there out of the temp zone?
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:55 PM   #2
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Depends on which yeast strain you are using to ferment the beer. I'm assuming you used an American ale strain since it's popular for IPAs. It's a hardy strain so it should start up again, but you really want to make sure the temperatures don't fall below 62F because it starts flocculating. I have heard that if the yeast is in a cold environment it might go dormant and then it can be hard to revive it, but I think your fermentation will be fine if you warm the fermenter up.
You should try some lagers, they would be perfect for your cold temperatures.
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