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Title: Yeast starter temp
Post by: flbrewer on January 09, 2014, 01:49:23 AM
Is there an ideal temp to keep my starter at before crashing? Here in Florida this week the inside temps hover around 62-63. I have a towel wrapped around the gallon carboy for now.


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Title: Re: Yeast starter temp
Post by: davidgzach on January 09, 2014, 02:25:37 AM
Room temp is fine.  I would actually get it up to 68Fish...

Dave
Title: Re: Yeast starter temp
Post by: jeffgolf1 on January 09, 2014, 02:31:01 AM
A little warmer would be good. The priority is yeast health and not quality fermentation.
Title: Re: Yeast starter temp
Post by: flbrewer on January 09, 2014, 02:32:06 AM
Any suggestions how to warm it up? Think a towel wrap will do anything?


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Title: Re: Yeast starter temp
Post by: kmiller4u on January 09, 2014, 02:34:56 AM
Put it in the oven, turn the light on and crack the door open.
Title: Re: Yeast starter temp
Post by: flbrewer on January 09, 2014, 02:35:50 AM
What about keeping the carboy in a pot w some water?


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Title: Re: Yeast starter temp
Post by: Jimmy K on January 09, 2014, 03:02:56 AM
Warm water would help, but might not stay warm for long.

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Title: Re: Yeast starter temp
Post by: majorvices on January 09, 2014, 03:05:35 AM
As long as it is in the 60s 70s I wouldn;t worry about it. I ferment my starters on my kitchen counter during winter and I keep my house at 58-62.
Title: Re: Yeast starter temp
Post by: klickitat jim on January 09, 2014, 05:00:53 AM
I never worry about starter temp, but that's not your question. Ideal? My answer is the mid range temp for the particular yeast, and stable. No big swings. The swing up isn't so much a problem as big drops. Drop in temp causes hibernation.
 Just go for it but if you can, put it in a place with the most stable temp, like spare bedroom closet, or closet next to water heater.
Title: Re: Yeast starter temp
Post by: dbarber on January 09, 2014, 03:06:43 PM
I ferment all my starters at room temperature which can vary from 62 in the winter to low 70s in spring/fall.  Summer starters ferment in the basement in high 60s.