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Fermentation temp. question
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:07:49 PM »
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.

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Re: Fermentation temp. question
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 05:12:49 PM »
IMHO-52F is too cool, 60F is pretty cool and 65F is money.

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Re: Fermentation temp. question
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 05:29:56 PM »
I thought I've read that some folks ramp up to temo

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Re: Fermentation temp. question
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 05:44:29 PM »
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.
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Re: Fermentation temp. question
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014, 05:45:39 PM »
Well,  ambient is what us folks have to go on!

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Re: Fermentation temp. question
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 05:46:41 PM »
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.
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Re: Fermentation temp. question
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2014, 05:51:51 PM »
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.
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