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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
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    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...
  16. effeffe

    Immersion coil vs jacket

    I am considering stainless steel conicals for common homebrewing sizes, say in the 5-20 gal range; some use immersion cooling coils (like Ss Brewtech and Spike Brewing) and some are jacketed (like Glacier, Stout, and Brewers Hardware). At these sizes, what are the differences? Besides price...
  17. Jacob M Brown

    Looking for the right Kombucha heater...

    I have been looking for a good kombucha heater. I ordered two from Amazon. They sort of work. They have temperature settings from low to high. The heater does not "know" how warm the vessel is. You have to watch a temp sticker on the vessel to make sure you have the heater setting close...
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    Fermentation Questions (Smell & Temperature)

    Hey all, I have some questions regarding the fermentation process. I recently bought a starter kit with two 30liter buckets, along with a very easy kit from BrewFerm. The 12 liters of what will hopefully become a good English IPA are now sitting in the corner of my room, but a yeasty/sour smell...
  19. LBussy

    BrewPi: Scrambled Screens?

    Since I'm going to be releasing a new version of the firmware here imminently, I wanted to poll everyone on how often they seem to be getting the screen scrambles. Our own resident EE @day_trippr seems to have ruled out pretty much everything but shag carpeting and sunspots. It's apparently...
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    How do I ferment warm when using kveik yeast?

    Hi HBT! I am quite interested in trying out kveik yeast. It seems to be all the rage. I've read that you should ferment them warm (18 C and up to 39 C or so). My question is this: Normally we want to keep the temperature of the fermentation vessel down - for this I have a temperature controlled...
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