- Sep 28, 2008
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I've got an IPA fermenting with Ringwood Ale yeast that requires a full diacytel rest and its been in the primary for 6 days @ 68F and now that primary has slowed significantly I'm trying to raise the temps to +70F but using thermo underwear, a towel and a lined hoodie i'm able to only raise it to 69F maybe 70F. How long should I keep it like this? I'm thinking instead of 3-4 days maybe a full week? (I'm keeping it in the primary at least 2 weeks)Here's a pic of my 'system' lol...The secondary on the left is @ 68F. I don't mind a little diacytel but if I enter this beer into a comp as an American IPA i'm thinking i'll get hit for it being out of style, it's already border-line English IPA but it's a Dogfish Head 60 clone so I guess it's an American? The flavor hops, simcoe and amarillo are the only thing keeping it American as far as I can tell otherwise I say it's an English IPA.