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Offline guerrinha

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Irish Red Ale with S04: accidentally dropped temperature
« on: May 19, 2014, 07:07:04 AM »
Hi everyone.

I brewed an Irish Red Ale yesterday and pitched S04. Everything happened as expected except that overnight my thermostat went crazy and dropped the temperature of the beer to 42.8F (6C).

Now im letting it warm up naturally. Do you think S04 will reactivate and start bubbling normally? Or maybe i will need to repitch?

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Re: Irish Red Ale with S04: accidentally dropped temperature
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 07:10:32 AM »
I'll bet it will be ok.

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Re: Irish Red Ale with S04: accidentally dropped temperature
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 07:18:28 AM »
Because the temperature dropped at the start of the fermentation rather than at the end, the yeast should get going.
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Re: Irish Red Ale with S04: accidentally dropped temperature
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 07:41:25 AM »
Should be fine. Maybe rouse the yeast once it gets back into fermentation temperatures.
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Re: Irish Red Ale with S04: accidentally dropped temperature
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2014, 07:55:32 AM »
Thanks guys! Reverseapache, what you mean "rouse"? Open it and stir with a spoon?

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Re: Irish Red Ale with S04: accidentally dropped temperature
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2014, 08:24:06 AM »
Thanks guys! Reverseapache, what you mean "rouse"? Open it and stir with a spoon?

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gently twirl the fermenter and the turbulence with rouse yeast off the bottom.
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Re: Irish Red Ale with S04: accidentally dropped temperature
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2014, 08:25:58 AM »
gently twirl the fermenter and the turbulence with rouse yeast off the bottom.

Got it! thanks!

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Re: Irish Red Ale with S04: accidentally dropped temperature
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2014, 07:33:04 AM »
Just give the fermentor a good swift kick.

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