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Re: Fermentation temp question
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2013, 01:34:02 PM »
Good advice everyone! This may not be a good hobby for the OCD brain! I ended up picking up this,
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 which (no surprise) doesn't entirely close with my 6.5 gallon carboy. I think I'm going to just cut a small hole at the top for the neck and airlock to stick out while still sealing the lid. Nice cooler though, plenty of room around my carboy for ice or water.

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Re: Fermentation temp question
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2013, 01:54:41 PM »
Nice!  A big plus is that this cooler can also be used as a rolling kegerator.
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Fermentation temp question
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2013, 03:54:16 PM »
Nobody mentioned the type of beer. If you choose to brew Belgians or Saisons your higher temperatures will work well.

Investigate style and yeast and try to brew beer that enjoys those higher temperatures and you won't have any problems;)

Really any other style will really prefer mid 60's so as you move forward you can find something that works.

I use a swamp cooler in the summer and IME need 2-4 2L frozen water bottles twice a day to maintain 62-65 degrees during active fermentation
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Re: Fermentation temp question
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2013, 04:06:35 PM »
Nobody mentioned the type of beer. If you choose to brew Belgians or Saisons your higher temperatures will work well.

He said he's using US05. You can't make a Belgian beer with US05 no matter how warm you ferment.
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Re: Fermentation temp question
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2013, 04:18:11 PM »
Nobody mentioned the type of beer. If you choose to brew Belgians or Saisons your higher temperatures will work well.

He said he's using US05. You can't make a Belgian beer with US05 no matter how warm you ferment.
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« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2013, 05:55:08 PM »
Nobody mentioned the type of beer. If you choose to brew Belgians or Saisons your higher temperatures will work well.

He said he's using US05. You can't make a Belgian beer with US05 no matter how warm you ferment.

I get that, I was just trying to point out that if you consider different types of beer you can tailor what you brew to what you have available for process.

Sorry I wasn't clear....
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