« on: February 04, 2014, 07:23:08 AM »
I recently brewed up a batch of Golden Strong - Much more yeast (and sugars) than I have done in the past. While I don't yet have a good process for temperature and control, this batch (5.5 gal) fermented in glass at around 62-66 degrees for a week. Strong fermentation for about half of that and then very quiet by the end of that week. Knowing that it needed to get hotter, I added heating for a handful of days and brought the batch slowly to about 76-78. Strong fermentation began again and continued for a couple of days. But, I don't have a way to really get this to 80 degrees and hold it; one day I was away and no heat was applied and the temp dropped -- It has been sitting at around 64 for the past week. (My heating pad set-up shuts off automatically). I have not yet tested gravity - but assuming that it is still higher than expected FG, any harm in working hard to bring the temp back up for another round??