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I'm a Sr Software Engineer with a large Defense contractor, and run my own web consulting studio on the side.

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accepted Temperature swing of 10+ degrees during fermentation
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comment Temperature swing of 10+ degrees during fermentation
Totally agree Denny, in fact - that's usually what I do. The only reason I'm planning on transferring to secondary this time is because that's when I'm going to add the coffee and vanilla... plus I want to free up my glass carboy for another batch.
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comment Temperature swing of 10+ degrees during fermentation
Thanks for the response Brandon!
Dec
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comment Temperature swing of 10+ degrees during fermentation
Thanks PMV, not my first porter, but it is my first batch at this time of year... thus the colder temperatures. I hope you're right about not noticing it... I'm just looking forward to tasting it to find out! This is only my 6th or 7th batch, and my first attempt at a secondary fermentation - and adding flavors during it, so I'm a little nervous but excited too. Appreciate your comment.
Dec
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comment Temperature swing of 10+ degrees during fermentation
Thanks. The OG on Sunday was 1.069, haven't re-measured since then. I'm going to let it sit for about 4 more days before moving it to secondary and will re-test then. I'm hoping that will help with any of the possible by-products. What temp range should I aim for between now and then, and then once in secondary?
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comment Temperature swing of 10+ degrees during fermentation
Great tips, Denny - thanks very much.
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comment Triple Fermented?? But Why?
Voted up - I thought this was a useful comment - not sure why it was voted down in the first place. It seems like it might be possible to impart a unique flavor into the beer by pitching a new strain in the secondary fermenter... if you racked carefully, making sure to leave most of the yeast from the primary. I have no idea how well it might work - but would be fun to try.
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