Fermentation Temp for stout

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Graeme

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Have a stout fermenting in my closet at the moment, just a tad concerned about the temp, its a little nippy, not too cold though, id expect the temp in the closet to be around 15 degrees celcius or 59F. Is this a little low?
 

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The low end of 04 is about 64F, so you're a bit chilly for that one. Might still work, but if it does, it'll be slooooooow going. I'd try to get the temp up a little bit if it were me.
 

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Well, remember that fermentation itself will add a few degrees to the beer's temp above ambient. You might be better off with ambient around 62°-64°, but you may well be fine now. Are you seeing signs of an active fermentation? I'd rather be too cool than too hot any day of the week.
 
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The airlock is bubbling away and krausen is there too. In the vessel though I would imagine as you said it will be a few degress higher
 
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