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The temperature of the wort during fermentation. Often different from the ambient temperature since fermentation is an exothermic process (releasing heat).

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Is phenol production temperature related or not?

It is well known that ester formation in beer is mainly a factor of temperature. Higher fermentation temperatures produce more esters. (Other factors play a role as well, such as the yeast's genetic ...
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Can I make a “lager” with ale yeast?

On the kegerator website, I found this method to make a "cheat lager": To brew a great “hybrid” lager, I’d recommend using one of the following yeast strains: White Labs WLP001, Wyeast 1056 or ...
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STC 1000 safety

sorry if this is a question that’s been answered already. I’ve just completed a brew for a Belgian saison using wyeast 3724 and I’ve suffered the all to common stall that this yeast so often ...
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Advice for high temperature fermentation (for a beginner)

I'm living in Singapore where the ambient temperature fluctuates between 28 and 33 C most days. In the back of my apartment where I keep my fermentor, the temperature should be pretty stable around 30....
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Fermenting Irish Extra Stout at 14°C vs at 23°C?

I just brew Irish Extra Stout and it's now supposed to go through fermentation. According to the manual 18 to 20°C is optimal. But I can only choose between 14°C in my cellar and 23°C in my flat. What ...
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1st homebrew, how long to be ready? Any support and better recipes

I'm trying to make my Homebrew with the following materials: 8 l non-alcoholic beer 1 tea spoon of yeast 1 kg sugar I have mixed them in carboy with airlock inside a dark room. The question is, ...
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fermenting temp

I have read that the temp during fermentation can be as much as 8 deg F hotter than the ambient room temp. this I did not believe although I know that some brewers brew with their FV placed in a bath ...
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Affordable cooling solutions

I have been advised that controlling fermentation temperature is the first thing I should do to try and improve the quality of my beer. I gather I can get a temperature controller (such as the one ...
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Should I let hydrated dry yeast cool before pitching

The Gospel of John states that dry yeast should be hydrated at a temperature warmer than what you would typically start fermentation. But John also states that yeast should be pitched from cold to ...
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How to compensate for fermentation heat?

My current method of fermentation temperature management is submerging my carboy into a large bucket of water. I regulate the temperature of my water with ice packs/frozen water bottles to keep it at ...
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Will it be OK to ferment at a lower ambient temp than yeast recommends?

The yeast is Alcotec 24 hour pure original turbo yeast. I am going to try a sugar wash, so just granulated sugar, water and this yeast(which has added nutrients). Now the yeast instructions say ...
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Beer attenuation too high

I have made ~30 batches of beer during last winter and ~7% ABV beer had FG of 1.010 to 1.020. But in the last month the weather got warmer and my beer FG has dropped to below 1.010 to almost 1.000. ...
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Brewing ale: should fermentation be kicked off at a higher temperature?

I am still fairly new to homebrewing, and am on my second batch using this kit. The instructions given in the kit I don't think are particularly clear. It states that I should add 3.5 litres of ...
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Mead: fermenting too cold

I'm brewing a big batch of Mead for my wedding, but in the coming months I've got two options, ferment at around 75° in my apartment, or throw it in a temp controlled fridge current being used to dry ...
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Fermentation lag-been almost 24 hours?

5.25 g all grain HIGH gravity (1.106)DIPA brewed yesterday, pitched 2 rehydrated US 05 packets about after I cooled to 60 degrees F, then aerated with pump for 30 minutes. I’ve had lags before when ...
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Safale S05 when is it safe to increase temperature

I am using S05 to make a porter/stout (let's not have that discussion), one of the things is that the ambiant temperature in my house is quite high (28 degrees celcius), I can cool it down for a few ...
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Is the temperature range listed on the yeast manufacturers' websites ambient or fermenter?

The title pretty much says it. We know fermenter temperatures can be well above ambient, but which range are the yeast manufacturers referring to?
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How to make Hard Soda

I have been doing research on making a hard soda but I am never able to find anything that is able to completely describe the process, I have a bottle of orange extract that I would like to use. Are ...
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What adverse effects can I expect from Pitching yeast at 55°C

This is my first time trying home brewing and I've started off with a small batch kit of English Ale just to try it out. Everything went well except I got pulled away from the kitchen while wort was ...
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Fermentation has not started been 48 hours.

Put liquid yeast in wort cooled to 70 degrees. My yeast was at 78 degrees not 70 degrees no bubbles yet.
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Brewing beer in Florida

I'm considering starting my own project brewing beer, but I'm worried about the temperature of the ferment at rest. I live in Florida where the days are currently getting up to around 90 Fahrenheit, ...
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Think about doing a Lager

My thought process is to get fermentation started, then once the first two days of fermentation has completed. Filling a cooler with ice and water. Then submerge the little Brown Keg (Mr Beer Keg). To ...
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Higher temperature during first two days after pitching yeast

I am brewing for the first time. It is a Chinook IPA. The yeast that came with the kit is Safale US-05. I brewed and pitched it on July 4th in the afternoon. The primary fermentation time is 2 weeks ...
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Steps to take as a first timer brewery

Hello am all new in this industry, i just bought the brewing kit ,your help will be much appreciated.what are the first steps you take when brewing a beer
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Confusing article about ester production

I am aware that esters in finished beer are usually caused by high temperatures during fermentation. This fact is not confusing to me and needs no elaboration. What has me confused is this article ...
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Fermentation seems to be stuck at 1.022 after 2 1/2 weeks

This my absolutely first time brewing beer. I'm excited to try brewing my own and experimenting with flavours etc. I bought a kit from a from a brew store which included a fermenter and everything I ...
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Tips for brewing at high temperatures

I live in a tropical country and don't have an extra freezer, but I want to comeback to homebrewing. I'll dare to brew at high temperatures and would like to find ways to get a decent tasting beer. ...
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High alcoholic taste on my beer, fermenting gone wrong?

Before when I have used White Labs WLP-001 I have gotten too much alcohol taste on my beer. One on my theories is that I have been fermenting it on to high temperature (living room - around 22C). My ...
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Beer made at around 13°C (55°F)

I do not have much opportunity in the way of temperature control when it comes to fermentation but I do have a hallway where if I close the door I get around 13°C ambient (measured about 40cm above ...
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Does heat ruin beer in fermentation?

Our moose drool type ale has been fermenting. It is time to rack it but it has been on at brewer heating pad and we just realized it is 86 degrees F. It may have been that warm for 1-2 weeks. A dark ...
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Is there any real need for a heating element on an STC 1000 fridge setup ( for most/many setups)?

I am building a fermentation fridge based on an STC1000. Clearly if I had a heating side to it I would no doubt be better able to control the temperature; but I am not sure whether the heating element ...
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What is the purpose of multiple temperature probes in a brew-pi fermentation control setup?

I am building a fermentation fridge and for the controler I'm looking at brew-pi vs STC 1000. One of the advantages of the brew-pi is that it can handle multiple sensors. I don't understand the point ...
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Can I use BrewPi and Fermwrap without a chamber?

I've been looking into fermentation temperature control and came across BrewPi. Even though I live in Southern California, I'd like to be able to keep some brews at optimal temperature -- the house ...
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Controlling fermentation temperatures

I'm conscious this is the third question I've asked before I even get started on my first brew, but hey-ho; better to learn from the experience of others and get as close to "right" first time. I am ...
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Ceramic heating bulb for pets as fermentation chamber heater

Looking for people who have experience with ceramic heating bulbs - I know these are effective for maintaining primary fermentation temps but I am curious about higher temps. Can you use (or do you ...
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Fruit flavors from White Labs California Ale yeast I

I am getting way too fruity of a flavor in my IPAs from this yeast. I am assuming this is because I am pitching at too high of a temp, but I'm not really sure. Any suggestions for how to solve this,...
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Fermenting temperature in Queensland Australia

Being my very first brew...and from a kit. I worked on just room temperature.....Im in Queensland Australia. So between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius. Which I found out is too high? Kit never stated ...
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Idea for cooling fermentation with copper pipe

I had an idea for cycling chilled water through something like a small copper wort chiller during fermentation to keep the temperature down. I have no problem setting up the peltier, pump, and ...
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Does fermentation temperature have to be consistent as well as within the high and low markers?

I don't have a fermentation fridge so I have to put my fermenter in the best spot to get the correct temperature; and keep an eye on it and move it or heat/cool it if necessary. My last brew I used ...
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High FG in primary fermentation

I am doing a Diabolo beer from this kit First, my OG was 1.070 (vs 1.075 recommended). Now, after 9 days (they recommend 10 days in primary fermentation), the FG is 1.018. The recommend value is 1....
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Not enough yeast for a 20 Litre batch?

Gday! :) So i have just purchased the coopers real ale malt concentrate as well as a kilo of light malt. I started with 2 litre's of boiled water in my fermentor (after sanitising it with no rinse ...
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carbonating with beer gas or c02 [duplicate]

Question can you carbonate a stout with c02 and then pour it on beer gas(nitrogen) and have the same cascading effect? Or do I have to carbonate with the beer has only
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Temperature controller that can be accessed by a mobile?

I ferment my beer in a fridge located in my summer house. I've been using STC-1000 but one of it's drawbacks is that there is no logging of temperature. Is there any better thermostat that can control ...
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How to add temperature measurement and control to my Brooklyn Brew Shop beer kit?

My wife got me this beer making kit for my birthday. The first two brews failed horribly due to bad sanitation, but the third one, an American Pale Ale, turned out alright. The only thing I didn't ...
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Kettle souring with lactobacillus - hot plate?

Researching a Berliner weisse and have decided that I will be doing a kettle sour. Lactobacillus likes to be around 45°C from what I have read so far. Currently my thinking is to transfer the kettle ...
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What happens if I ferment a lager at room temperature?

I was wondering what are the effects of fermenting a lager at room temperature as now I don't have any way to keep my fermenter at the low temperatures required. I have read that when yeast ferments ...
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What happens if fermentation happens at wrong temperature?

What will happen with my beer if fermentation takes place either at a too hot or too cold temperature? What will be the effects on the flavour?
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Is there a benefit in rising fermentation temperature for dark ales?

I am making a porter, and just started fermentation a couple of days ago. I have never manipulated temperature before, but have read that this is vital when making pilsners, so got curious. Is there ...
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Fermentation temperature for an IPA

I haven't found a global agreement on these topics. Let's suppose that the yeast is American (such as Safale US-05). Then: Which is the ideal (primary) fermentation temperature for an IPA and why? ...
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Help - Wort dropped to 59 degrees (beer temp)

I need help knowing what to do. My breaker tripped on my fermentation chamber and my Wort dropped to 59 degrees (beer temp). This was high gravity ale using Safale us-05 (2 packs, rehydrated ...