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Old 04-14-2006, 04:09 AM   #1
Apr 2006
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I racked my cider to secondary yesterday and today the outside temperature got above 85 deg. F. So inside now its about 80 deg through the whole apartment. There isn't a lot I can do about the temperature right now, but should I think about trying to keep it down? Or is it okay to leave it as it is and just wait it out since there will be cooler weather on the way no doubt (April in Iowa)?
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Old 04-14-2006, 11:42 AM   #2
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I'd try the carboy in a water bucket/wet T-Shirt trick to keep the temp down. Higher Temps can be associated with the creation of fusel alcohols in Primaries, in secondaries it's probably more at risk of developing 'off flavours'.

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Old 04-26-2006, 02:45 PM   #3
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Are fusels the ones that make you blind? I forget- I read about it somewhere.

Wet t-shirt, I guess you just wrap it in one to let evaporation/wicking do its thing? THat might come in handy, as we'll likely not be turning on the AC much this summer.

(Projected 72% rate hike in electricity this summer in maryland)

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