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Title: Fermentation temp. question
Post by: flbrewer on July 09, 2014, 12:07:49 AM
Just pitched a couple of hours ago (APA, S-05 yeast 5 gallons) and the ambient temp in my swamp cooler is around 52. I'm guessing it will warm up a bit, potentially up to 60 or so. How cool is too cool to that it will prevent fermentation from starting up? I typically keep the cooler around 65 once things get moving.
Title: Re: Fermentation temp. question
Post by: davidgzach on July 09, 2014, 12:12:49 AM
IMHO-52F is too cool, 60F is pretty cool and 65F is money.

Dave
Title: Re: Fermentation temp. question
Post by: flbrewer on July 09, 2014, 12:29:56 AM
I thought I've read that some folks ramp up to temo
Title: Re: Fermentation temp. question
Post by: denny on July 09, 2014, 12:44:29 AM
I don't know how much ambient temp ,matters to the yeast...it's the beer temp that counts.  And 05 will work at 52, although slowly.
Title: Re: Fermentation temp. question
Post by: flbrewer on July 09, 2014, 12:45:39 AM
Well,  ambient is what us folks have to go on!
Title: Re: Fermentation temp. question
Post by: denny on July 09, 2014, 12:46:41 AM
Well,  ambient is what us folks have to go on!

You could try putting a sanitized thermometer in the fermenter or getting one of those Fermometer strips to go on your fermenter.
Title: Re: Fermentation temp. question
Post by: davidgzach on July 09, 2014, 12:51:51 AM
I don't know how much ambient temp ,matters to the yeast...it's the beer temp that counts.  And 05 will work at 52, although slowly.

Yep, real slow. +1 to a bucket thermometer.