apfelwein fermentation temps

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ethangray19

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I am going to try making apfelwein for the first time but where I plan to ferment is holding steady at about 60 F. will that bee too cool???

Thanks to anyone with experience.
 

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I recall that someone in the massive thread fermented in a basement somewhere around 60. It worked, but it took something like 8 weeks. If you can do it room temperature, you'll get the finish line much sooner.


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thanks for the reply, so as far as you can say it will ferment, just slower.????

Edwort, you out there?? any ideas??
 

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Try wrapping a towel around it and putting a couple of 2X4's underneath it (if is directlly on a cement floor). In my basement that will give me a few extra degrees.
 

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thats actually a real good question. The place where i'd like to do my fermenting in my apt I thought was usually around 60+ degrees (standard apt temperature). I now think that its closer to 50 - 55. I'm hoping that if i leave the door open more of the air 60+ degree air will get into that room and raise the temp otherwise i'm a bit SOL when it comes to keeping my "operation" covert and away from troublesome people and light.
 
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