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  1. K

    Accidentally Cold Crashed a Brown Ale During Peak of Fermentation

    First off, long time/first time as they say in radio. I'm not sure where to post this so I figured here might be a good place to start. I've been poking around a lot trying to see if anyone's had similar problems but apparently the comedy (tragedy) of errors that brought me here are unique. I...
  2. C

    Fluctuating temperature during fermentation

    Hello. Question: Does a continuous fluctuation of +- 1 or 2 degrees (Fahrenheit) have a large impact on fermentation? Background: I live in a small apartment, so I don't have the room for a chest freezer to control the temperature. When I brew, I place my fermentation vessel (glass carboy)...
  3. C

    Bottle Conditioning - Advice please!

    Maybe this has been asked before but I haven’t found a thread on it yet. About 12 days ago I bottled my Continental Saison (my second ever home-brew) and stored them in my cupboard at about room temp or just below. Today I moved them into the conservatory to keep cooler for about 3 weeks as per...
  4. mdeaves

    Tempo Disc Bluetooth Temperature Sensor

    Has anyone had any luck with one of these to monitor fermentation temperatures? https://bluemaestro.com/products/tempo-disc-bluetooth-waterproof-temperature-sensor-logger I was intrigued by the Tilt or iSpindel, but then I realized I don't really care that much about SG during fermentation...
  5. J

    Kegerator temperature issues

    Hello all, wanted to try to get help from the pros here - I've had a Haier model HBF05EABB for 15 months that has never given me major problems until now. I have a temp control/sensor, small fan, tower cooling fan and an eva-dry dehumidifier inside. This week the temp rose up to 48-52 so I tried...
  6. E

    Keezer temperature controller considerations for longest life

    So right now my keezer uses an inkbird single stage temp controller. The probe is in a glass of water on the hump portion of the inside of the keezer and I have the temp set to 39F with a 2deg differential so it kicks on at 41F and kicks off at 39F when it cools back down to this temp and the...
  7. B

    Fermentation Chiller Systems and Findings

    Until recently, if you wanted to homebrew lagers, you either needed a giant cave under your house, or you had an additional fridge/freezer of some sort, with a controller to switch the power on/off based on the beer temperature. For those that were used to “Throw it in a bucket in your basement...
  8. A

    Beer: A Game of Temperature

    Beer! That delicious and refreshing beverage. When you drink a beer at home or in a bar, it is usually served cold. But does beer really taste better cold? Does temperature matter? Well, yes…yes it does. From grains to glass, temperature matters. If you brew extract, or if you brew all-grain...
  9. W

    Making a Pseudo Lager

    What is a Pseudo Lager? For the purposes of this article it will refer to the creation of a lager-like beer with greater flexibility by using an ale yeast. Defining a Pseudo Lager beyond this can get tricky; technically ‘lager’ simply refers to an extended aging of the beer at cooler...
  10. C

    Science on Tap: Temperature

    Science on Tap: Effects of Temperature on Beer Aging Follow link to Part 1: Science on Tap: Into the the Science of Beer Aging Follow link to Part 2: Science of Tap: Styles meant for Aging Over the course of the last two installments of Science on Tap, we have discussed, in general, the practice...
  11. L

    21 Temperature Tactics You Need to Know Right Now

    Nobody disputes the importance of temperature control in brewing. Are you acing all aspects of temperature control, from the brew day to the pour? Check out these tips from some of San Diego County's top brewers to see how your best practices measure up, or to get ideas for your next homebrew...
  12. lemy

    Temperature Issues Beyond Reason

    Early this morning I brewed a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. This is the first 12-gallon batch on "my" system. I possess a 14.5 gallon conical fermenter, so why not fill it? Since it was my first big batch, it was not without problems and a lot of learning. I learned a valuable lesson about combing...
  13. lemy

    Temperature Issues Beyond Reason

    Early this morning I brewed a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. This is the first 12-gallon batch on "my" system. I possess a 14.5 gallon conical fermenter, so why not fill it? Since it was my first big batch, it was not without problems and a lot of learning. I learned a valuable lesson about combing...
  14. asg816

    Understanding Yeast Fermentation Temperature Ranges

    Hey everyone! I’m really new to home brewing: I’ve brewed twice with others and I just set my first solo batch in the basement to ferment 3 days ago. Two more days til I add the dry hops! I want to start by acknowledging the mistakes I made when I was left responsible for the other batches and...
  15. jayjay

    A question on fermentation temperature

    Hi I am pretty new to homebrewing so this might be quite the rookie question, but.... So far i have brewed 2 batches where i have "controlled" the fermentation temperature by regulating floor heating and reading the temperature of the room by measuring the temperature in a water bottle standing...
  16. I

    Does fermenting wine need to be in the dark?

    Hey there, I'm fermenting a WineBuddy Pinot Grigio at the moment and was wondering if it is necessary to ferment it in the dark. My temperature is at 28 degrees Celsius (higher than the recommended 20 - 25) because I have wrapped the fermenter in a towel since the only place I can put my...
  17. Johan Dingler

    Optimal fermentation temperature fluctuations

    Hello, everyone. I finally arrived at a temperature control set up that exponentially improved my brews. I have a thermowell in my fermentor inside of a chest freezer with a fermwrap on one of the walls of the freezer. This has worked incredibly well. I'm using an inkbird wifi to control...
  18. DanInSydney

    How does temperature fluctuation affect my brew during fermentation?

    After consulting Dr Google i understand: 1. If too hot the yeast will freak out and I’ll risk a banana/solvent flavours 2. If too cold the yeast won’t ferment the sugars Is that correct? What about during fermentation? Can’t seem to find anything explaining what could happen if temperature...
  19. kmcdougallwyo

    First Batch Tips

    Hello everyone! I am doing my first batch this Saturday and I feel ready. I have read and re-read my directions. I have reached out to buddies who are home brewers and received some advice. I just want to use this forum to field advice or tips. I have just one question for now: How much wiggle...
  20. U

    Illinois Misc Brewing Equipment

    Selling off extra equipment to free up space (for transparency, listing the price next to new cost): Buy everything here for $70 OBO - Sample valve 1.5" TC - $20; $30 new - Corny keg carbonation lid (brand new, never used) - $30; $40 new Cornelius Style Keg Lid with with 0.5cm Diffusion Stone...
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