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Old 01-20-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
billk911
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I have begun to ferment my first batch and my temp si running about 66 degrees. The directions call for 68 to 72 degrees. Is this going to be a problem or will it just take longer to ferment?

 
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:07 PM   #2
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66 is good. Kit instructions always recommend a temp that is too high.

 
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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+1 just make sure to let it ferment for at least 3 weeks before bottling. Directions suck with that as well.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:41 PM   #4
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Is 66 the temp of the fermenter or the ambient temp?

 
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:40 AM   #5
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It is the temp of the thermometer on the outside of the bucket. i would think the temp inside would be a couple degrees higher.

 
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