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    Yeast effects on cold primary fermentation (36-50 deg)

    (Photos of primary fermentation 6 hours after yeast awakening attempt) Hey guys. New-ish to the hobby and about to keg a 5 gal batch for the first time. The beer I’m going to keg is an imperial ipa extract kit using two Omega West Coast Ale II Yeast Slurry packs from NB. I did not use a yeast...
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    Igloo fermentation

    As it starts getting colder here in Utah, I'm thinking of converting my dug-out fire pit into a cold storage for a lager or two. I was thinking I could use the tree trimmings to build a stupa over the hole, wrapping it with a tarp or paper mache or both, which we will then cover with snow...
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    Cold Fermentation Temps

    I'm working on my first brew (Irish Stout recipe from Zymurgy). The batch has been in primary for 8 days now, but due to the cold nights in South Texas my fermenter has been rather cold in the evenings. I put the fermenter in a water bath which seems to help regulate the temperature some...