fermenting temperature

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

skatensx

Member
Joined
May 20, 2008
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
i have just finished brewing an ale and put the top and the airlock on the plastic bucket. i have my chest freezer set for 62 degrees.

does the bucket go straight in the chest freezer for fermenting or does it need to sit at room temperate first. is 62 degrees good for an ale? i am wondering if it should be cooler or warmer and want to take into account the extra heat given off by the yeast doing its thing.
 

Beerthoven

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 4, 2007
Messages
2,173
Reaction score
39
Location
Cary, NC
Put the bucket right into the chest freezer. No need to let it sit at room temp. 62 should be fine for most all ale strains.
 

double_e5

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2008
Messages
900
Reaction score
2
Location
Kansas City
If this is a wheat beer, I would ferment on the warmer side. Probably set your temp for 68*. It all depends on if you want the estery tastes in your beer.
 
Top