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nickel23

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I have 3 batches of brew in primary fermenters. I placed them in a room that stays a solid 65 degrees. The room has the most consistent temp, but does have day light and a bit of sunlight early in the morning. I have kept all 3 carboys wrapped in blankets to block out any unnecessary light. Will they be okay or should I move them?
 

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Sounds fine to me, blocking the sun is always good, just make sure you don't get temp spikes when sun is direct into the room / hitting the shielded fermenters.
 
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I checked it this morning and the temp stayed at 64-65. It is an early sun and only for a short amount of time. Thanks for the help.
 

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I put a white towel over my carboys in my garage, and no issues. I wish I had a steady temp in mine like you do, mine's been fluctuating between 55 and 65 all week.
 

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Ambient temp is one thing, but the temperature in the fermenter is another.

If I ferment my ales at a room temp of 65 the temp in the fermenter would go up to about 70 degrees or more, especially if I blanketed them. I keep the fermenter in a water bath (55 degrees +/-) and try to keep the beer in it at between 60 and 65.

After about 10 days when fermentation has mostly stopped I let the temp in the fermenter go up to room temp (66-68) to brighten for another week or two.

Depends on what you are brewing but I avoid fermenting at 70 or near it.

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Initial fermentation is when you want to control the ferment temps. When that's done,the airlock slows or stops. Then temps are less critical,& be allowed to rise slightly to induce the yeasties to finish the job. So you got there,bosco...:rockin:
 
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I have a thermometer strip on the side of my carboys to track the beer temp. Also, I moved them away from any source of sunlight
 
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