Is temperature change detrimental to a yeast's behavior? If so, by how much and what can be expected?
I am considering placing a fermenter in my upstairs closet, or in the attic. The attic is 50 degrees right now, but will vary by +/- 10 degrees through the day. It's a slow temp variation over a 24 hour period.
If there is 6 gallons with W-34/70 in the attic, how will the yeast behave? Will the yeast be "shocked" with this environment? Experience has shown that this strain will remain active into the mid to upper 30's.
We have three chest freezers, temp controlled for this purpose. But as usual, they are all filled with 30 gallons of beer. Looking for another avenue of fermenting a lager outside of the freezer. And without spending any more $$$.