Fermentation Temp.

Brewing processes and methods. How to brew using extract, partial or all-grain. Tips and tricks.

Moderator: slothrob

Fermentation Temp.

Postby firstbrew » Tue Nov 20, 2001 7:58 am

I am just starting my 2nd day of prim. ferm. I have the fermentor in my room
in a box. I have been keeping my heat of and notice my room temp is
flucuating from about 63 F to 72 F. This is a pure extract recipe. I am going to
notice severe taste issues because of the temp changes ? Thanks for any help,
a true newbie.
firstbrew
Light Lager
Light Lager
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2001 8:02 pm

relax

Postby Freon12 » Tue Nov 20, 2001 4:04 pm

It was said by a great homebrewer that "nothing ruins a beer faster than worrying". Five gallons takes a long time to change tempreture. slight changes will not affect your beer(ales). It will average out the tempreture if it goes up or down a few degrees.
Freon12
Strong Ale
Strong Ale
 
Posts: 404
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2001 8:27 pm
Location: WHITELAND, IN, US

Temp strip?

Postby bredmakr » Wed Nov 21, 2001 5:04 am

Do you have a liquid crystal thermometer? They are inexpensive, stick to the outside of your fermenter, and give you a better idea of the temp of the beer inside. Despite the flux in your room temp the beer is probably staying within 2 or 3 degrees of the average. This is not a problem in the range you specified. If your temp range was over 72 then you would have to be concerned with off flavors. Enjoy!
bredmakr
Double IPA
Double IPA
 
Posts: 175
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2001 11:34 am
Location: South Bend, IN, US


Return to Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests