Questions tagged [temperature]

Temperature plays a key role throughout the brewing process, particularly during the mash and during fermentation.

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Anyone Use Brewjacket

I was thinking about getting a Brewjacket to control my fermentation temps. Anyone use one? I'm wondering if the $400 pricetag is worth it. Seems like it is.
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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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How essential is a starter for brewing with Lactobacillus?

I'm going to be tackling this recipe for my first attempt at a kettle sour. In the notes, it goes over procedures to make a starter. Researching I've come across sources that say you should have a ...
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Why do my spice flavors disappear when my beer is chilled?

I recently brewed a second batch of Christmas ale, which was spiced with cinnamon, ginger, clove and nutmeg. I put a bottle in the fridge last night and tried it, but only a small amount of spice came ...
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Where should I take the temperature readings while mashing?

This is probably a newbie minor detail but this matter is bothering me! When the wort is boiling, due to natural convection, the tun should have a pretty homogeneous temperature. No problem here! But ...
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Yeast pitching temp/ ferment temp

I have read here and there that it is ok to pitch your yeast at a high temperature, say 83°F? Seeing as it will take a considerably long time for the temperature to drop to an ambient 68°F then ...
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Storage Temperature

My primary fermentation and bottle conditioning temperatures are well controlled in a brewing fridge. Once bottles are conditioned / carbonation cycle complete I move them to crates which I store in ...
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keeping beer in a garage

i have just had some cider fail in a co2 bulb pressurised keg. All the pressure has gone. I don't have a lot of luck with cider. The last beer brew in same equipment late September went fine but it ...
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removing sugar / dead yeasts / residues from keg

Due to some CO2 cylinder carbonation problems I have resorted to the desperate method of pouring sugar into the keg. Which is probably bad, as I have found out here all I needed was lower temperatures ...
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kegged cider CO2 foam, not much sparkle though

Left it for two weeks at 2.3 bar (35 PSI) and 17 C (59 F). Poured a 2 liter bottle, it made beer-like pleasant foams upon pouring but it had almost no sparkles to the taste bud. Should I let it sit ...
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Induction hot plates with precise temperature control (maintaintaining mash temperature)

I currently mash on a gas hob, turning the hob off when I reach my strike temperature, then insulating my pot the best I can with towels etc.. This is easy to mess up and sometimes I miss my target or ...
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Integrated thermometer compared to rod thermometer

I am considering to buy a 200 litre pot from stainless steel for brewing. Those with an integrated thermometer are significantly more expensive than those without and I was wondering if the integrated ...
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Bottle Bombs or Paranoia

I am concerned I may overpressurize my bottles. I cold crashed the beer (my first time cold crashing) and never brought it back to room temp before bottling. I used an online calculator to calculate ...
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Airlock sucking inward

I've made three demijohns of elderflower wine, and after fermentation stopped and I racked the wine, then all three demijohns started sucking in the liquid which is in the airlock. We have had some ...
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Mashing together

The following grains have been mixed together: 1.5 Lb. Maris Otter 10 oz. Vienna 8 oz. Carapils 4 oz. Munich 8 oz. Crystal Can I mash these together @ 150°F for about 45 minutes then increase the ...
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I don't have a cellar. How should I store my beer?

I live in a 2 up 2 down house, with no cellar, quite draughty windows, and electric storage heaters (these turn on at midnight and begin to "store" heat which in theory is then released through the ...
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Correct temperature effect on Specific gravity

Is there an equation that corrects specific gravity while considering temperature effect in Celsius, which does not presupposes a set hydrometer calibration temperature? A direct relation, not tables ...
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How important is temperature in secondary?

Say I'll want to brew an imperial stout, let it ferment in primary and then rack it to secondary. How important is the temperature in secondary? I have a temperature controlled fridge to hold the ...
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Suggested fermentation temperature for the beer kits

Suggested fermentation temperature on the beer kit is ambient temperature or its the temperature reading on fermentation bucket? Also i am not able to keep steady ambient temperature as our flat's ...
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Conditioning and storing beer at temperatures around -5°C

I am bottle-conditioning and storing beer in a storage room with temperatures reaching as low as -5°C (significantly below the freezing temperature of water). There are few sudden changes in ...
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Increasing mash temp by adding hot water rather than heating the mash?

Maths was always my worst subject.... I have a fixed lauter-grill/filter at the bottom of my mash tun so i can't stir anything that falls through it = the gas burner gives me a burnt bottom :( ...
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Keezer temperatures

setting up a keezer, wonder what temperature should I set up and how many degrees delay?In your guys experience what is the sweet spot to keep beer cold and keep the freezer healthy?I was thinking 2 ...
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When to oxygenate when you delay pitching the yeast?

It's time for some summer brewing and that means the warm tap water running through my wort chiller will have trouble cooling my wort down below the upper 70s. Even for the Belgian style beer I'm ...
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What is the ideal temperature during carbonation with priming for an ale?

During sugar priming, how does the temperature influence? In my understanding, higher the temperature, faster the carbonation process. But can this somehow produce some off-flavors on the beer? Too ...
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30° Celsius bottle conditioning. How bad is it?

I have a problem my house is getting super hot during the summer, cannot find cool place to store my beer. I made a little insulated chamber but I seem not working at all. Recently I brewed an ale and ...
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FastFermenter System

Is anyone using fastferment conical with the temp jacket to eliminate secondary fermenter? I am having trouble maintaining my temperature according to the instructions. Does anyone have a suggestion ...
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What happens if I ramp temperature too fast?

I'm brewing a Duvel Belgian golden strong. Chilled my wort to 64°F and pitched my yeast. My plan was to raise the temperature 3 degrees a day to 82°F. Today (day 2) ambient temperature rose into ...
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Interpreting single-infusion mash instructions with two temperatures listed

I've been brewing all-grain for a while now, but I can't figure out why the recipes I read have the following. Take this example: Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body Total Grain Weight: 10.25 ...
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Safale US-05 Temperature Drop

I am brewing a stout and using Safale US-05. Here in middle Georgia the weather is already plenty warm so I'm using a water bath to keep my wort at a stable temperature. I pitched this yeast at a temp ...
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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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Why do I need a temperature controller if I have a freezer/refrigerator?

I have a chest freezer with a thermostat dial on the outside of the unit, so why do I need another temperature controller? What's wrong with taping and insulating a wired digital thermometer to the ...
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Maintaining Temperature in wine production

In wine production is maintaining a 20 degree C temperature a critical factor after first fermentation?
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How to keep my brew refridgerator dry?

I have a chest freezer that I operate at 60F/15C and brew all my beers inside of it. I also use a raspberry pi system that I keep inside the chest freezer. What can I do to prevent moisture growth ...
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Is there a temperature my boil should not exceed?

I'm new to brewing (as in, tomorrow is my first brew day, ever) and I'm using a Brewer's Best Amber Ale extract kit. The directions are very thorough and precise (at least for a newbie's standards) ...
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Keeping a constant fermentation temperature

I am building a fermenting box on the cheap, I have the STC-1000, and an insulated box. What is the best heat source, pads, belts, lamps, fish tank heaters ???? I am using 5 litre glass carboys..and ...
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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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How do lager kits let you brew at room temperature?

I am thinking about making some Mexican-style lager using one of the following kits: Coopers Mexican Cerveza Bulldog Beer Kit - Cortez Gold Mexican Cerveza Better Brew Bandit, Tequila and lime Now I ...
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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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Why are some of my batches too sweet in the bottle, and can I rescue them?

I've had pretty good success brewing kits generally, but towards the end of last year I went on a mission brewing a few batches in fairly rapid succession. Unfortunately for me, most of the resultant ...
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What effect does room temp have on the cider fermentation process?

I'm new to the site. Been making cider for a couple of years now and still don't feel like I have it down. My latest batch, a recipe I've made many times, is not clearing like it usually does. It got ...
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Is anyone aware of a mini refrigerator model with a flat bottom for use as fermentation chamber?

Searching like crazy to find a mini refrigerator with a flat bottom. Any model will work, as I am new to this and only brewing 1 gallon batches. Ideally it would hold a 5gal carboy so that I do not ...
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Keep Homebrew Fresh

Just syphoned a youngs 30 bottle kit into a plastic 5 gallon fermenter. How should I store this to stop it going bad? What's the highest temperature it can be stored at safely? and how can I ensure ...
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Fermentation temperature control [duplicate]

I have an old refrigerator that I use as a fermentation chamber for my beer. It can hold two fermentation buckets. It is connected to a STC-1000 temperature controller so it keeps the temperature ...
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Ale yeast at cold temps?

I made a modified Oktoberfest 11 days ago. I used an ale yeast to cut down on the time. I let it ferment at 68 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 days, then decided to put it in the fridge at 50 degrees. I ...
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Temperature when hydrating dry yeast

Some Lalvin yeast I bought is not doing anything in my wort. When I told people on an online forum I'd hydrated it with 40°C water, they told me this was far too hot. But this is exactly what it said ...
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Where should I take the temperature while cooling wort?

Extract brewing here: After the boil, I put my pot into an ice bath to cool the wort before topping off. Generally I cool the wort to 100°F (37°C) before transferring to the fermenter. Today I cooled ...
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Heating after fermentation?

What's the general consensus on leaving a heat source turned on after fermentation has complete? I'm doing an Imperial IPA which should finish fermenting in 4-5 days going by previous experience with ...
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Fermentation Temperature

I have a quick question. I've been looking for an answer, but didn't find a clear answer. So, I'm making an IPA. Right now the air temperature in my closet where I keep the carboy is 67-68F. This is ...
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Why every brew has a bitter malty aftertaste?

Every of 5 previous brews (lager, pilsner, pale ale, IPA) have had a somewhat bitter and malty aftertaste to them. It's not too off-putting (except the lager) but is clearly there, yet not present on ...