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garlicbread

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Happy to report the fermentation seems to be going well. But I have found out late about the importance of temperature control during fermentation.
I've used US-Safale 05 Yeast which has 18-26°C (64.4-78.8°F). range.

I don't have cooler or any other setup yet, I just put the beer in cooler place in the house.
The ambient temperature in that place was likely:
Day 1: 65f
Day 2: 70F - really active fermentation with visible activity and thick foam on top
Day 3: 75F
Day 4: 80F - Beer was already slowing down fermenting, the foam layer on top reduced a lot
Day 5: 80F - Foam layer was nearly gone with islands of foam floating on top

So actual wort was probably a bit hotter.

At the end of Day 5, I've found out that even a few degrees above recommended high range can give off-flavors, even though my yeast type is more forgiving.
I've put the ice bottles/arranged some cooling for day 6, But it will be some hassle to keep this up each day. The weather will be hot for a week and probably get cooler later.

So my question would be if there is damage is it already done or does it make sense to keep the beer cool for the following weeks?
And the second question would be I've found Kveik is a good option for hot weather? Is it something I should switch to before I find some sort of temperature control solution?
 

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The Yeast book by White and Zainashef advises to raise the temperature once there is 1/4 - 1/3 of the fermentation remaining. Most of the flavor compounds have already been produced by that time. You should be well past that stage. They recommend raising the temperature by 4 - 10 degrees F at that time, over a period of 1 - 2 days.
 

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Happy to report the first brew came out delicious! Now onto my second one.
Even made epic trailer to celebrate:


The titty mug I got on a trip in Estonia, not sure if it's sold online.

Thank you all once again for putting me on the right track.
 

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Happy to report the first brew came out delicious! Now onto my second one.
Even made epic trailer to celebrate:


The titty mug I got on a trip in Estonia, not sure if it's sold online.

Thank you all once again for putting me on the right track.

Good trailer, and I like the mug, but should really be in a clear glass. :mug:
 

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A friend was brewing for the first time and made a mistake with hops. He got around 10 IBU by only adding most of the hops at flame off.
Is there a way to fix it with dry hopping? Or will that just give an overpowering hop taste?
 

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A friend was brewing for the first time and made a mistake with hops. He got around 10 IBU by only adding most of the hops at flame off.
Is there a way to fix it with dry hopping? Or will that just give an overpowering hop taste?
Can't fix strong flameout hop taste by adding more hops. Either brew another 1 and mix it, or he should just go with what he has, drink it, and learn from it.
 

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Hi guys, anybody got any recommendations on video series for learning about brewing? Made my first extract kit but I feel like I learned nothing (other than how to follow instruction) lol
 
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