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post hurricane advice
« on: September 15, 2017, 01:51:54 PM »
Hey All,

Hurricane Irma came through my town and although not too much damage to house, we are still out of power. Unfortunately, I had two 5gals fermenting at 68. Since the hurricane, they have been in 82 degree range. Any chance these will be any good or should I go ahead and trash them?

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Re: post hurricane advice
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 01:53:17 PM »
Hey All,

Hurricane Irma came through my town and although not too much damage to house, we are still out of power. Unfortunately, I had two 5gals fermenting at 68. Since the hurricane, they have been in 82 degree range. Any chance these will be any good or should I go ahead and trash them?

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how long were they fermenting before you lost power?
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 02:09:55 PM »
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Re: post hurricane advice
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 02:48:27 PM »
Hey All,

Hurricane Irma came through my town and although not too much damage to house, we are still out of power. Unfortunately, I had two 5gals fermenting at 68. Since the hurricane, they have been in 82 degree range. Any chance these will be any good or should I go ahead and trash them?

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how long were they fermenting before you lost power?

One was just a week and other was two weeks at the time, so now 2 weeks and 3 weeks

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Re: post hurricane advice
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 02:49:48 PM »
Hey All,

Hurricane Irma came through my town and although not too much damage to house, we are still out of power. Unfortunately, I had two 5gals fermenting at 68. Since the hurricane, they have been in 82 degree range. Any chance these will be any good or should I go ahead and trash them?

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Z

how long were they fermenting before you lost power?

One was just a week and other was two weeks at the time, so now 2 weeks and 3 weeks

primary fermentation was most likely fully complete on both then;  I wouldn't worry at all - they should be just fine.
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Re: post hurricane advice
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 02:51:39 PM »
They should be fine. Its the temperature during the early phase of fermentation that controls yeast growth and the subsequent beverage flavor. The typical lower temperatures we prefer for fermentation control the rate of yeast growth and off-flavor production.
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Re: post hurricane advice
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 03:06:27 PM »
Thanks all,

Hopefully I will get power back soon so I can keg and drink!

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Re: post hurricane advice
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 06:30:35 PM »
But once you get power, drink them fairly quickly, as the staling effects of heat make the beer age much more quickly (oxidative effects are sped up in warm storage).  I hope all turns out ok for you and the other Floridians on this forum, as well as all others affected by the recent storms!
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