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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 it common to refrigerate after 2F with ginger beer?

I've been having luck brewing kombucha this past year and am interested in trying out ginger beer since I have been lead to believe the processes are quite similar (besides the 1 way valve for 1F). ...
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Fermenting Mangrove Jacks M54 at lower temperatures?

How does Mangrove Jacks M54 Californian Lager yeast behave in lower than recommended (18-20°C) temperatures? The fermentation temperature is around 16-20°C. I've read everywhere that fermenting at ...
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Regulating Temperature of Cider Fermentation

I started a batch of Vimto turbo cider yesterday (22/01/23). It's currently very cold in the UK and I'm concerned the low temperature will negatively impact the brew. I've got the fermentation bin on ...
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Exploding ginger beer?

I made some homemade ginger beer using a ginger bug and bottled in a glass flip top bottle. I brought a bottle to a friend we drank half and it has now been in the fridge sealed for a month and a half....
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Cold crash amount of CO2 sucked into fermenter

I plan on ussing a bag/balloon filled with CO2 attached to the fermenter when cold crashing. I want to calculate how big this bag needs to be. Assumptions: Fermenter Volume: 30l (23l beer) Room Temp:...
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WLP036 (Düsseldorf Alt) and cool temperatures

I am fermenting an alt in my cellar using WLP036 (Düsseldorf Alt). Pitched a 2 litre starter into 21 litre 1.051 wort. Fermentation was extremely vigorous at 16 C ambient temperature for 36 hours, ...
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Am I fermenting homebrew kit at too low a temperature

Total newbie here so sorry for the very basic question. I started doing a the Coopers Lager kit last night (using the standard Coopers Homebrew start kit set up). It said in the instructions to add ...
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Which are the good yeasts and beer styles for fermenting at higher temperatures?

I don't have space for a freezer, and I live in a tropical country. Which kind of yeast is appropriate for fermenting at higher temperatures? And which styles are best for these yeasts?
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Temperature for fermenting a hybrid (california common)

I'm planning to brew a California common "steam" beer. I will be using a bottom fermenting lager yeast, specifically Wyeast 2112 California Lager. This is intended for a warmer fermentation, up to 68 ...
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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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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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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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Temperature Control for Fermentation

I am curious how everyone controls the temperature of their primary, especially those that live in the warmer climates. In Florida, where the temperatures can soar and remain in the 90's and above ...
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48 hours into ferment. Fermenter temperature is 73°F. Should I cool it?

First time brewing. I have a IPA in a 6.5 gallon bucket fermenter with US-05 pitched into it. I've got the fermenter in the basement and temperature probe taped to the side of the bucket. Ambient room ...
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Beer fermentation runs real warm and dropped gravity real fast

I started a fermentation 24 hours ago and it has increased the temperature from 22°C to 28°C in the last 8 hours. Additionally the gravity dropped from 1.060 to 1.024 already which seems insanely fast ...
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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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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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Fast versus Slow Fermentation

So I pitched a cider and the yeast blitzed through the batch in 48 hours (SG=1.050, FG=1.000). I noticed that the temperature went from 72F to over 76F during the fermentation (I really don't have a ...
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Aquarium water heaters for Fermentation chamber

Looking for suggestions on brands of aquarium heaters to use in a fermentation chamber I've built. My set-up is a 60 qt Igloo cooler with a custom foam insulation top cut to allow for a 5 to 6.5 ...
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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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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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How do I use this Digital Temperature Controller?

For my birthday, I asked my sister for a Digital Temperature Controller. Rather than buy the one from Norther Brewer, I found what I thought was a better deal from Pex Supplies. However, it looks like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best beer styles for warm fermentation environment?

What beer styles tend to work well with a warm (at least 70°F/21°C, possibly up to 90°F/32°C) fermentation environment? In other words, what styles will be best to mask or work with the off-flavors ...
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Will this Pilsner technique work?

I want to brew the Brewers Best Continental Pilsner with the given equipment and parameters that I have, which is not much. My basement is averaging 40-45°F (4-7°C) degrees which I think should be ok ...
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Does Low-Attenuated Wort due to Low Temperature have a Higher Propensity to Bottle-Bomb while Bottle Conditioning at a Higher Temperature?

I bottle condition underwater with frozen water bottles to keep the temperature down. I probably bottle conditioned my last batch of beer beneath 60 °F, and it didn't carbonate all that well, or at ...
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At what point on a Yeast's Optimal Temperature Range should the power to a Fermwrap be turned off?

I finally hooked a PowerSwitch Tail II up to my Raspberry Pi and Fermwrap. The RPi has DS18B20 temperature probes directly measuring the temperature of the wort by going down through the airlock. For ...
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Does a too low fermentation temperature affect taste?

I currently have 4, 5 gallon batches going. After a bad episode of brewing at a high temperature (72-75°F) for 2 batches, I have gone in the opposite direction and aim for 60*F, and frequently dip ...
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How Much (and How Fast) of a Drop in Temperature can (Ale) Yeast Tolerate? (And Preliminary Results from My Experiment)

I have rigged up a Raspberry Pi with some DS18B20 temperature probes that measure both the water in the swamp cooler and the beer directly and store the results in a MySQL database. I brewed a new ...
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Temperature of Wort hit 89°F (32°C) when yeast has maximum temperature of 72°F (22°C)

... I rigged up a raspberry pi and connected it to a thermwrap to regulate temperatures for my wort. All was working swell until I made a slight tweak in the code, and commented out the section that ...
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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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Temperature of wort hit 50°F(10°C) when yeast has a minimum temperature of 60°F(15°C)

This is unrelated to the question I just posted here. (Yes I'm having a bad day regarding temperatures, both too hot and too cold!) My yeast had a temperature range of 60-72°F (15.5-22°C). It has ...
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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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Can we estimate the temperature rise in the primary due to fermentation?

OK, this is sort of cheating but I really liked this question so I thought I'd ask the question again in a slightly different way and try and answer it. I was wondering if we can actually estimate ...
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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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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 ...