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Offline YorkshireBrewer

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room temp for a hefe
« on: October 08, 2023, 07:23:18 am »

I just brewed a 12-gallon extract Hefeweizen and checked the temp of the room where i am keeping the carboy, it is 59 degrees. How low is too low for problems to start in fermenting? Also is there anything i can do like put a towel over it to raise temps?

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Re: room temp for a hefe
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2023, 08:38:28 am »
You need to be concerned with beer temp, not room temperature. That said,  hef generally likes to be a bit warmer for flavor development. Fermentation will raise the temp a bit. Using a towel will help hold that heat.
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Re: room temp for a hefe
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2023, 01:20:20 pm »
It will turn out unusually clean if held at that cool temperature.  Wrapping it in warm blankets might help raise it a few degrees.
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Re: room temp for a hefe
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2023, 02:52:36 pm »
Having a 59F basement sounds like a luxury, but as mentioned, its the temp of the fermenting beer that matters. For a Hefe, the best fermentation temp is about 62F for a more clove-focused expression. But you can bump that up by a degree or two if you prefer more banana expression. I find that 63F is pretty nice.
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