adjusting for temp?

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Wereling

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I live in NH, and in an older building. My apartment is routinely in the mid-60s F temperature, and I know yeast works best closer to 70F. Is there a way to adjust for the colder temperature, or should I get something like a space heater for my brewing setup?
 

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They make a brew belt. It's a small electric heater that straps around the charboy to help keep temp stable. Check LHBS.
 

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My house is cold, so my ales ferment at the lower end of the range at 60-62 degrees. This works well, and I try to use yeast that like those lower temperatures like Nottingham (dry) and Pacific ale yeast (liquid). Still, I think most ale yeasts would be happy in the mid-60s rather than warmer.
 

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You could also go with a Kolsch yeast. It works best between 56F & 64F. I've even taken it as low 50F.
 
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